Population Matters Newsletter

From the CEO

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling recently presented population trends well on UK television in Don't Panic, but said little about impacts such as deforestation, ocean species at risk and the recent extinction of the western black rhinoceros.

Pope Francis I

The Catholic Church is consulting its flock on family planning while the government of China is relaxing its one-child policy somewhat.

In the UK, population growth figures and projections were recently announced. Population growth is contributing to energy price rises and commuters are being asked to walk instead of taking overcrowded public transportation.

Seasonal greetings to our members. Thank you for your support.

More from the CEO

News stories

Progress on family planning provision has been announced and a major family planning conference was recently held.


However, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung's recent Euromapping report indicates that family planning aid is stalling, and, according to the Guttmacher Institute, unmet need for family planning services is actually increasing.

The UNFPA has issued its annual status report and Sustainable Development Goals input.

A recent article in the British Medical Journal argues that having an increased proportion of older people isn't an issue.

The Family Planning Association and Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corporation are promoting UK awareness of long-acting reversible contraception options.

More news stories

Our activities

Our chief executive Simon Ross was recently interviewed on the radio several times and quoted in the Telegraph and Daily Star.

Workers delivering aid

Our latest research shows that population growth significantly undermines the effectiveness of development aid.

Our 2013 Annual General Meeting presentations and Q & A are now available online.

Carolina Marcos from Melbourne won our recent video competition with Stop Consumerism: An Invitation to Parents.

More of our activities

Things you can do

Educating the young is critical to making smaller families universal. We are planning to make a Population Matters video for schools — please donate to help us. Thank you!

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We'd like items for our Spring Magazine — by the end of December, please.

Ask Jules Pretty and the Friends of the Earth just how having six children per woman as the Amish do is part of a sustainable lifestyle.

More things you can

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Chair Roger Martin, Vice-Chair Nina Clarke and Treasurer Colin Gallagher have been reappointed by the board.

Past Chair Professor John Guillebaud and Jane O'Sullivan from Sustainable Population Australia have joined our Advisory Council.

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