Population Matters is a membership charity that addresses population size and its effect on environmental sustainability. We see population growth as a major contributor to environmental degradation, resource depletion and other problems. To address these, we conduct research, inform the public and advocate improved family planning and better sex education, which yield smaller and thus more sustainable families.
Population Matters, which was founded in 1991 in the United Kingdom, now is an international organization that has thousands of members across dozens of countries.
Our vision is of a sustainable future with decent living standards, a healthy environment and a stable population size.
Our goals include universal access to family planning services, an end to discrimination against women and a global convergence in living standards.
Our policy positions are intended to help bring about government and business action to address unsustainable population growth.
Our income comes primarily from our many individual members.
Our governance is intended to affirm our responsibilities to others, improve our performance and minimize risk.
Until 2011, Population Matters was known as the Optimum Population Trust.
We work with other organizations within alliances. We have no other affiliation with any faith, political, trade union, corporate or other group.
We are unconnected with but endorse the blog Population Matters.