Population Matters Update

From the CEO

Population became more recognised in 2013.

The UN increased their population projections and consulted on population dynamics in the Post-2015 process.

Crowd of people

Emmott and Dorling published population-related books and the media increasingly covered the UK's EU-leading population growth.

All of this doesn't mean governments will now promote small families, but we are increasingly winning the argument. In the year ahead, we hope to make further progress.

We wish members and supporters a year of happiness and well-being.

More from the CEO

News stories

Water is running out in the Arab world while the Arctic is releasing methane.


A new website devoted to providing global demographics has been launched.

More than seven in 10 women in the UK who have completed childbearing have two or fewer children.

A Conservative MP has suggested limiting child subsidies to the first two children in the UK. We issued a supportive press release while emphasizing support for the poorest families.

More news stories

Our activities

We have been promoting population with development NGOs as integral to sustainable consumption and production.

Reproductive health class

We have signed a joint statement promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Past board members Dr. Pip Hayes and Dr. John Guillebaud recently appeared on television in the UK.

We are advertising regularly in the University of the Third Age magazine.

We have launched our 2014 video competition.

More of our activities

Things you can do

Thanks to donors to our video project. Anyone who has not yet contributed can still do so.


You can raise funds for Population Matters simply by searching the Web with Everyclick.

As a New Year resolution, why not join Population Matters if you've not already done so and help make the world a better place?

Contact us to run in the British 10K run in London on 14th July or to ride in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 10th August.

If you are interested in editing our periodicals, let us know.

More things you can

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Did you know: the world's annual population increase is greater than total World War II military and civilian casualties.


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