Update - Part I

Population awareness

It's time to stop the excuses and take action to address both population and consumption, says our CEO Simon Ross in a recent article in The Ecologist.


We recently responded to the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health's consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The list of school resources on our website, which includes presentations, films and worksheets, has been revised and updated.

A global map that reflects the population size of each country was recently updated.

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Family planning & women's rights

Catholics are not expected to breed "like rabbits", according to Pope Francis. Rather, he maintains, "parenthood is about being responsible".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has announced financial incentives to encourage couples to have more children.

The European Commission has authorised the provision to women of an emergency contraceptive pill from pharmacies without the need for a prescription.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation and United Nations Population Fund have begun pointing out the economic benefits of smaller families.

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Environmental conservation

We are supporting a Valentine's Day campaign raising awareness of the consequences of environmental degradation.


Humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans, according to a study recently published in the journal Science.

A coalition of investors is putting pressure on oil companies to be more environmentally responsible by declaring and tackling their impacts on the climate.

Conservationists will soon take a round-the-world trip in a solar-powered airplane to show that "renewable energy can become an integral part of our lives".

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Sustainable lifestyles

We have issued our manifesto for the upcoming election in the United Kingdom, which among other things calls for a two-child limit on family subsidies for those living on typical incomes.

People walking

A new report issued by the government of the Philippines indicates that "the large number of people (in the country) and their migration patterns have led to waste and housing problems, pollution, and encroachment of upland forests and watersheds".

The journal Science has published a new research report entitled Planetary Boundaries: Guiding Human Development on a Changing Planet.

Councils in the United Kingdom are failing to identify enough land for the approximately 240,000 new homes the government believes are needed to meet the needs of the growing population each year.

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