The United Nations expects world population to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050, and 11 billion by 2100.
What we do in the next 10 to 20 years will largely determine the scale of this increase, the future quality of human life on the planet and the prospects for survival of our fellow species.
Change will occur only if we take action. You can help by taking our e-actions, supporting our campaigns and making personal lifestyle choices.
Women and girl children across the world continue to suffer from discrimination, violence, unequal rights and opportunities. Empowering women to have control over what happens to their bodies and lives is morally essential and also happens to be the most effective way to reduce fertility rates and achieve a sustainable population size that respects the limits of Earth's carrying capacity. Let’s see how much you know about gender equality.
The UK Government's planned aid cuts will deal a devastating blow to the most vulnerable women and girls. Urge the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to reverse this terrible move.
Join the growing family of people around the world who believe that #ChoiceMatters and who have committed to supporting empowerment and choosing a small family size. Sign and share our Choice Manifesto today!
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270 million women and girls worldwide have an unmet need for modern contraceptives but global family planning funding falls short. Join us in urging the G20 leaders to commit sufficient funding to the UNFPA.
To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. Please call on your country’s environment minister to support the inclusion of positive, choice-based population action in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.
Across the world, governments are introducing policies to increase birth rates which restrict women's rights over their bodies. A toxic mix of patriarchal attitudes, nationalism and panic over population decline is driving restrictions on contraception access, abortion bans and hostile propaganda targeting childfree people.
Call on your political representative to speak out against these violations and take action.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to achieve decent lives for all on a healthy planet by 2030. As things stand, most of them are likely to be missed. This is partly because they fail to address human population growth.
We now live in the 'Anthropocene' - the age in which the main force altering the planet itself is us. Human population growth is one of the key drivers of those changes. It's vital that people understand what is happening to the Earth and how we can change it. Help us spread the word.
Unsustainable population is a global problem requiring international solutions. Individual nations face their own population challenges, however, and action by national governments will be key to securing a sustainable global population.
As a UK-based organisation, Population Matters is calling on the British government to adopt a globally minded, strategic and ethical Sustainable Population Policy.
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