About Population Matters

Through our campaigning, advocacy and education work we are influencing policymakers, communities and individuals to make the changes needed for a healthy planet and a decent standard of living for all, now and in the future.

Current world population

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

Welcome to the Anthropocene

The Earth has sustained life for three billion years. Human beings have existed for just 200,000 years, yet our impact on the planet is so great that scientists around the world are calling for our period in the Earth’s history to be named the ‘Anthropocene‘ – the age of humans. The changes we are now making have exacted a heavy toll on the natural world around us, and now threaten the planet’s ability to provide for us all.

12 November 2018 to 15 November 2018

International Conference on Family Planning 2018

Every other year since 2009, the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) has brought together the family planning community to share best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course forward.

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24 September 2018

Ten thousand walk for Britain’s disappearing wildlife

Last Saturday, Population Matters joined ten thousand people from across the UK who flocked to London for a ground-breaking event: the biggest march for wildlife the country has ever seen. The People’s Walk for Wildlife, organised by Population Matters patron Chris Packham, was a rallying cry to halt the precipitous decline in Britain’s biodiversity.

18 September 2018

Tanzanian president: “birth control is for the lazy”

President Magufuli was speaking at a rally in in the northern Meatu district on Sunday 9 September when he called on people to ignore advice on using birth control as it was coming from “foreigners with sinister motives”.

15 August 2018

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