Population Matters

Population awareness

Population awareness

We all know that we live in a world with limited resources. As we all consume resources and the number of people grows, we are heading for trouble.

Efforts to develop scientific solutions, reduce waste and persuade people to consume less are certainly welcome, but only go so far. Increasing the proportion of people choosing smaller families and reducing the number of unintended conceptions is the easiest, cheapest and safest approach to limiting our impact on the planet.


Population Matters is raising awareness of the cost to humanity and other species of unsustainable human numbers and promoting smaller families as part of a sustainable future. We operate at local, national and international levels, conducting research, raising awareness and promoting policy change.

We have been around for more than 20 years and have members throughout the world. We partner with other organizations to promote the solutions to population growth: women’s rights, family planning and a small-family mindset.

Our members support us with their donations and through promoting population awareness in a variety of ways — in educational institutions and the media; at events; and by making family, friends, neighbours and government officials more aware of the issues.

Join us in our campaign.

Follow us