Population Matters
27 April 2019

POPULATION MATTERS CONFERENCE 2019

Our conference will address the link between human population and biodiversity loss. There is widespread consensus among scientists and conservationists that we are in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction, and that its cause is anthropogenic (by humans).

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22 May 2019

International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. 

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Melting Arctic
23 September 2019

UN Climate Summit 2019

To support efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and to increase ambition and climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will bring world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the Climate Summit on 23 September 2019

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monarch butterfly
17 January 2019

Global insect collapse threatens all life on Earth

Recently documented insect population crashes in Puerto Rico and Germany reflect a worrying global trend that is gaining increasing media coverage for good reason: insects are essential for the healthy function of ecosystems. The named culprits are climate change, habitat destruction and pesticides use, all of which are driven and amplified by our growing numbers.

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Sir David Attenborough speech to the RSA, 2011

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Chinese baby
7 January 2019

US and China's population growth at new low

Population growth rates in the US and China are now at 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. Whilst both countries achieved similar results with very different measures, a lower number of people being added every year is a welcome development on our overstretched planet.

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2016 Overshoot Index

Table indicating degree of ecological overshoot of nations, based on Global Footprint Network data

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Sir David Attenborough speaking at COP24
19 December 2018

UN climate talks: disappointments and silver linings

UN climate talks in Poland finished late last Saturday night after two weeks of painfully slow and frustrating negotiations. But what was agreed and will the outcomes help avert catastrophic climate change?

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Migrants walking in Croatia
14 December 2018

Making migration safe

The Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration was adopted by countries worldwide this week. It's a welcome and positive move, but does it address all the dangers?

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How to feed the world without destroying it
7 December 2018

How to feed the world without destroying it

A new report investigates the enormous challenge of feeding our rapidly growing population without further damaging our environment and worsening climate change.

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