Science-based awareness raising for a

Sustainable Population

in balance with planet Earth

Our mission is to scientifically raise awareness about the impact of human population, its size and density on our most precious livelihood, planet Earth.

The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the same old uncontrolled way. If we do not take charge of our population size, then nature will do it for us.

David Attenborough

Naturalist and Broadcaster

It’s our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we’ve inflicted on the planet. If there were just a few of us, then the nasty things we do wouldn’t really matter and Mother Nature would take care of it — but there are so many of us.

Dame Jane Goodall

Primatologist and Conservationist

Population stabilisation should become a priority for sustainable development, including a strong focus on the empowerment of women and girls.

Kofi Annan

7th UN Secretary-General

You know, I have often thought that at the end of the day, we would have saved more wildlife if we had spent all WWF’s money on buying condoms.

Sir Peter Scott

WWF founder

There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.

Norman Borlaug

Agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Green Revolution)

The wealthy nations and wealthy consumers have, of course, the greatest impact, but sheer numbers do count. There are ways that we can stabilize human population without unpleasantly imposed restrictions, namely with universal women’s rights, education and available contraception.

Rex Weyler

Greenpeace Co-Founder

It is not feasible to expect a finite planet to support infinite growth. I am most inspired by efforts to improve sex education and contraceptive availability so women have more choice. I believe women have the right to have more children if they wish but that shouldn’t stop us from trying to better understand this issue.

Lily Cole

Model, Actress and Entrepreneur

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, then nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not.

Henry Way Kendall

Physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

We are currently

humans on Earth

Sustainable Population

Human population growth and high consumption levels are at the root of our most pressing environmental problems, including the wildlife extinction crisis, habitat loss, pollution and climate change. 

As humans, we have an impact on the health of our planet.

What is a sustainable population? Check it out here!



We seem to be able to adapt to a more modern and technological world that is organized in such a way that it allows space for more humans. 

But what is the cost of it for our environment and nature, our livelihood? How does it affect the quality of life and the relationship we have with nature?

We do not often think about it, but a sustainable population could have many benefits. We list them here!

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