Population Matters

Campaigns & projects

Campaigns & projects

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 Welcome to the Anthropocene!

The human impact on the Earth is so deep and damaging that scientists are calling for our era to be called the Anthropocene – ‘the age of humans’. Currently, too few people know about the danger the natural world is in. We’re calling on organisations which educate the public about the natural world to face the facts and inform people about the facts.

US cuts to global family planning aid

We oppose the decision by the Trump administration to ban all US overseas aid to organisations which provide abortion or information about it. This decision will hit communities and countries where family planning saves lives and helps lift people out of poverty.

Sustainable Population Policy

We are calling on the UK government to adopt an integrated and effective Sustainable Population Policy to address the significant challenges raised by the UK’s ongoing population growth, and the opportunities arising from demographic change.

Public health cuts

We are supporting the campaign against the UK government’s decision to cut hundreds of millions of pounds from the grant that supports family planning and contraception services.

African women in maternity clinicIncreased overseas aid for family planning 

We believe that access to family planning services is fundamental to slowing and reversing unsustainable population growth.

Our asks

 Alliances and partners

Population Matters supports the goals and work of many organisations active in the fields of women’s rights, the environment, international development and population. Find out about some of them here.