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The latest population estimates for the UK show the largest annual increase in numbers of people in the UK since the 1940s. In percentage terms, the growth is in line with the average in recent years of a little under 1%. With the UK's population at its highest ever level, however, the actual increase of more than half-a-million people is the largest for decades.
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  • Report: Population key to controlling climate change

    23 May 2017 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. read more...
  • Election 2017 – time for a National Population Policy

    15 May 2017 The UK's General Election offers an opportunity for a new government to tackle population growth. Population Matters is lobbying for a National Population Policy which will develop an integrated, effective approach to managing and, in time, reversing population growth in the UK. We're also calling for the policy to include meaningful action from the UK to address global population growth. read more...

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