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Population Matters

A comprehensive analysis of solutions to climate change has identified female education and family planning as among the ten most effective steps that can be taken to reach "drawdown" - the point at which greenhouse gas emissions peak and begin to reverse. Their impact arises from their contribution to reducing population growth.
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  • The UK election, overseas aid and family planning

    20 April 2017 The UK is one of the world's leading donors to family planning through overseas aid. Following speculation that the aid budget would be cut, the Prime Minister has now confirmed her support for the existing commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. She has called for a review of how that money is spent - an opportunity for the proportion spent on family planning to be increased. read more...
  • Have we reached 7.5 billion?

    7 April 2017 COMMENT At some point this month, the seven-and-a-half billionth person alive on this planet will be born - if they haven't been born already. No one knows quite when that will be, or where it will be, but it's a milestone we can't ignore. read more...

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