The United Nations expects world population to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050, and 11 billion by 2100.
What we do in the next 10 to 20 years will largely determine the scale of this increase, the future quality of human life on the planet and the prospects for survival of our fellow species.
Change will occur only if we take action. You can help by taking our e-actions, supporting our campaigns and making personal lifestyle choices.
To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. In the run-up to the crucial COP15 biodiversity summit later this year, please call on your country’s environment minister to ensure that positive, choice-based population solutions are included in the new global biodiversity agreement.
The UK Government's planned aid cuts will deal a devastating blow to the most vulnerable women and girls. Urge the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to reverse this terrible move.
Nature is under pressure from humans as never before. Population Matters' new, overarching biodiversity campaign, HUMANATURE, calls for action to slow and end human population growth and to protect our precious planet and the species we share it with. Read more here and get involved.
Population Matters' 2021 report, Welcome to Gilead, examined how policymakers across the world are promoting and implementing policies to increase birth rates that abuse women's reproductive rights. Find the latest developments and news here.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to achieve decent lives for all on a healthy planet by 2030. As things stand, most of them are likely to be missed. This is partly because they fail to address human population growth.
Unsustainable population is a global problem requiring international solutions. Individual nations face their own population challenges, however, and action by national governments will be key to securing a sustainable global population.
As a UK-based organisation, Population Matters is calling on the British government to adopt a globally minded, strategic and ethical Sustainable Population Policy.
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