Population Matters

Population Matters

Charity information

Population Matters

We are the leading population charity in the UK. Our aims are to campaign, educate and carry out research on how population size affects sustainability, the environment and our quality of life.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is the achievement of an optimum human population for the Earth and the UK i. E. A size of population that affords people a good quality of life, maintains the habitat for other species and is environmentally sustainable.

    Our values guide us in all of our activities:

    Population Matters believes that population needs to be addressed alongside consumption and technology to ensure a sustainable future. We advocate smaller families and universal access to family planning.
    We support the individual right to make personal lifestyle choices, whilst recognising the accompanying responsibility to consider the societal and environmental impact of those choices.
    We support human rights, particularly women’s empowerment and reproductive rights. We oppose all discrimination or coercion. We endorse the principles and programme of action of the International Conference on Population and Development – Cairo 1994 and support the IPPF Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
    We support economic convergence and the right of those on low incomes to strive for improvement in their quality of life.
    For countries consuming unsustainably, we endorse balanced migration while supporting the right to asylum.

  • Aims

    Population Matters aims to:

    • environmental protection by promoting policies in the United Kingdom and any other parts of the world that will lead or contribute to the achievement of stable human population levels which allow environmental sustainability.
    • Our aims are to advance: the education of the public in issues relating to human population worldwide and its impact on environmental sustainability;
    • research to determine optimum and ecologically sustainable human population levels and to publicise the results of such research; and
  • Overview

    Established: February 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1114109

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 75

    Phone number: 02081239116

    Address: 135-137 Station Road London E4 6AG

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  • Population and sustainability for schools

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