Registered Charity No: 1114109 (England & Wales).

Founded in 1991, Population Matters is a membership organization with thousands of members across dozens of countries. Our vision is of a sustainable future with decent living standards, a healthy environment and a stable population size.

Our mission is to promote smaller families throughout the world in order to reduce human population numbers to a sustainable level. Our activities comprise education, research, lobbying and campaigning.

Our strategy has the goals of:

  • raising awareness of the damaging impacts of population growth;
  • achieving consensus on relevant noncoercive policies;
  • recommending measures to implement such policies;
  • raising awareness of the personal benefits of smaller families;
  • empowering and encouraging people to choose to have small families; and
  • reducing the number of unplanned pregnancies.

Our patrons include Sir David Attenborough, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Paul Ehrlich, Baroness Shreela Flather, Dame Jane Goodall, Professor John Guillebaud, Susan Hampshire, James Lovelock, Professor Aubrey Manning, Professor Norman Myers, Chris Packham, Sara Parkin, Jonathan Porritt, Malcolm Potts, Lionel Shriver and Sir Crispin Tickell.

Our income comes from our members and supporters. Significant contributions are listed in our annual reports at the donor’s discretion.

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