Founded in 1991, Population Matters is a membership organization that has thousands of members across dozens of countries. We promote a sustainable family size and mindful consumption in order to make the world a better place.
Our vision is of a sustainable future with decent living standards, a healthy environment and a stable population size.
Our mission is to promote smaller families throughout the world in order to reduce human population numbers to a sustainable level.
Our goals include universal access to family planning services, an end to discrimination against women throughout the world and a global convergence in living standards.
Detailed information about our activities and finances can be found in our annual reports.
Until 2011, Population Matters was known as the Optimum Population Trust, which remains our registered name.
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 entirely endorse the United States-based blog Population Matters.