Population Matters promotes smaller families and sustainable consumption across the world, to achieve a healthy planet and a decent standard of living for all.
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Population Matters

Accelerated population growth poses major issues worldwide, especially for countries with high growth and few resources to cope. In response to these pressures, we look at some of the global initiatives that are underway to provide people with the knowledge and tools they need to help turn the tide of overpopulation.
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  • Smaller families most effective action on global warming

    21 July 2017 Last week, researchers published an article highlighting the top 'high-impact' actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon emissions and fight climate change. Overwhelmingly, having fewer children was found to have the highest impact. The findings were in line with another recent report which identified steps to manage population growth as among the most effective measures available to reduce global emissions. read more...
  • Meet Big Foot

    14 July 2017 At the Natural History Museum today, Population Matters launched our new campaign to alert people to the destruction of the natural world caused by population growth. The mascot of the 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' campaign is Big Foot, a provocative sculpture we're asking museums to exhibit. read more...

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