Alistair Currie, Head of Campaigns & Communications
Tel: 020 8123 9170 (24hrs)
Population Matters campaigns to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and improve people’s lives.
We promote positive, practical, ethical solutions – encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to reduce excessive consumption and helping us all to live within our planet’s natural limits. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family and support human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice.
You can find recent Population Matters press releases below the information on our spokespeople. For media coverage featuring Population Matters, see here.
Note: in normal circumstances we do not pass on media requests to our patrons.
Environmental campaigner, writer and strategist. Robin has held senior positions at Friends of the Earth, the Soil Association and the Forestry Commission, and undertaken work for Compassion in World Farming, among many others. He has been director of Population Matters since 2017.
15 years campaigning experience, including at PETA UK, Cruelty Free International and Free Tibet. Alistair joined Population Matters in 2016.
Emma undertakes selected media interviews on behalf of Population Matters. Childfree by choice, Emma is a deep ecologist focusing on farming and its future with regards to increasing population and decreasing biodiversity.
New environment campaign targets the iCon: buying what we don’t need, 21 September 2022
Earth Overshoot Day: the population connection, 27 July 2022
Report: Elon Musk's population claims "reckless and flawed", 11 July 2022
Population Matters statement on UN World Population Projections 2022 11 July 2022
Population Matters statement on UK Census 2021 population estimates 28 June 2022
Population Matters statement on Office for National Statistics population projections 12 January 2022
Disturbing rise in countries coercing women into having more children, report finds 30 November 2021
UK could cut CO2 emissions by 38 million tonnes if it followed Japan’s population trend 8 October 2021
World Population Day awards celebrate the good news! 10 July 2021
UK Parliament committee backs population action to protect biodiversity 30 June 2021
Statement on UK population estimates for mid-2020 25 June 2021
Falling UK birth rate: poll suggests environmental concerns a factor 24 June 2021
Judged, worried and divided by age and gender: new poll on attitudes to family size 14 May 2021
Statement on cuts in UK contribution to UNFPA 29 April 2021
Statement in response to The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review 2 February 2021
New study: Population growth cancelling progress on climate emissions 25 January 2021
Population Matters Statement on UK overseas aid cut 27 November 2020
Poll: two-thirds want same or greater priority on extinctions as climate change 28 September 2020
"Dereliction of duty" as WWF ignores population in Living Planet Report 10 September 2020
Population Matters statement on Lancet global population forecasts 14 July 2020
New report – hitting key UN targets ‘impossible’ because of global population growth 7 July 2020
Statement on ONS population estimates for the UK mid-2019 based 24 June 2020
International Day for Biodiversity: population action vital 21 May 2020
Jane Goodall, Chris Packham and giant baby call for smaller families to fight climate change 28 November 2019
Nairobi population summit: time to start talking abut population again 11 November 2019
Population Matters statement on World Scientists Warning of a climate emergency 6 November 2019
Population Matters statement on ONS population projections 2018-based 21 October 2019
Population Matters statement on State of Nature 2019 report, 4 October 2019
Population Matters statement on ONS Overview of UK Population; August 2019, 23 August 2019
Population Matters statement on Prince Harry Vogue interview 31 July 2019
World Population Day 2019: no sustainable development without sustainable population 9 July 2019
Population Matters statement on ONS population estimates 26 June 2019
Population Matters statement on UN World Population Prospects report 2019 17 June 2019
Conservation groups failing nature, says Population Matters 6 May 2019
Attenborough-backed charity says climate action must include population action 18 April 2019
Conference on population and biodiversity 21 March 2019
Landmark diet report: address population or starve 17 January 2019
Statement on ONS release on childbearing and family size 22 November 2018
Jonathon Porritt becomes new President of Population Matters 2 November 2018
Statement on ONS Overview of UK population 1 November 2018
IPPC 1.5 report: the hidden population warning 8 October 2018
IPCC 1.5 report: will it grasp the population nettle? 5 October 2018
Three-quarters want UK population strategy (poll), 10 July 2018
20,000 scientists ignored by policymakers – population groups call for action call 9 July 2018
Statement on subnational ONS projections and population by country of origin, 25 May 2018
“Vegan hippy chick in a race car” Leilani Munter becomes Population Matters patron, 16 May 2018
Population Matters launches crowdfunding initiative for grassroots empowerment projects, 31 April 2018
Population Matters statement on royal baby, 23 April 2018
Population Matters statement on limiting child tax credits 13 April 2018
Population ‘Factfulness’ – Population Matters responds to Hans Rosling’s Factfulness, 11 April, 2018
Population Matters response to UK government’s A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, 19 January 2018
ONS UK population projections – a century of growth to come 26 October 2017
Traffic Congestion to Cost Nation Additional £9bn by 2030, 9 January 2017
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