Various experiments have shown that the "Matters" in Population Matters doesn't always translate. The word "Matters" in English is used as a verb to say: "it is important" or as a noun to say: "topic/subject/issue". If "Matters" does translate then a single translated version may be fine. Otherwise whatever works, works :) It seems that there are two main ways to start the article:
I'm sure a translator would pick a suitable opener.
Population It's Important / Population Topicsগুরুত্বপূর্ণ (ইংরেজি ভাষা: Population Matters) formerly known as the Optimum Population Charity (ইংরেজি ভাষা: the Optimum Population Trust) is a registered যুক্তরাজ্য based charity, think tank, and advocacy group expressing "population concern" regarding the impacts of population growth on long term sustainability, quality of life and the পরিবেশ, specifically natural resources, জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন, and biodiversity.
Population Matters conducts research on climate change, energy requirements, biodiversity, and other environmental factors in relation to population numbers. It campaigns for the stabilisation of the size of our population and its gradual decrease to sustainable levels for both the world and the United Kingdom. In 2009, the organisation published a study asserting that contraception was the cheapest way of combating climate change.
The organisation states that its intermediate aims are: improved provision of পরিবার পরিকল্পনা and যৌনশিক্ষা, better education and rights for women, and that couples voluntarily "have two or fewer" children. In regions of high population that are reliant on imports such as food, it advocates that levels of immigration be brought into balance with emigration.
A concept of "population concern" is presented as being: "fundamentally a concern about the balance between human needs and the resources available to meet those needs, now, and for the foreseeable future."
|“||If the human population of the world continues to increase at its current rate, there will soon be no room for either wild life or wild places…But I believe that sooner or later man will learn to limit his overpopulation. Then he will be much more concerned with optimum rather than maximum, quality rather than quantity, and will recover the need within himself for contact with wilderness and wild nature. Sir Peter Scott – founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature 1909 – 1989||”|
Campaigns and initiatives[সম্পাদনা]
Pledge two or fewer[সম্পাদনা]
The "Population Matters"' "Pledge two or fewer" initiative is a voluntary promise to have "two or fewer" children. It is "the biggest environmental decision you will ever make". Four reasons are cited for choosing to have a smaller family: "Gender equity... Quality of life... Quality of parenting... Quality of childhood...
The Optimum Population Trust was founded in 1991 by David Willey and others. "They were impelled to act by the failure of UK governments to respond to a series of recommendations regarding population growth and sustainability." Their goals were to collect, analyse and share information about the sizes of global and national populations.
- "Charity no.1114109"। charitycommission.gov.uk/।
- "Contraception cheapest way to combat climate change"। http://www.telegraph.co.uk/।
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- "Population concern"। www.populationmatters.org।
- "Have a small family"। http://populationmatters.org/। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ৭ জুলাই ২০১৪।
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- Letter to New Scientist from David Willey (Subscription only)
- Guardian article: Citizens arrest
- Independent article: Overpopulation is main threat to planet
- Telegraph article: UK unable to sustain population, says study
- New Statesman article: Planet Overload
- Times article: David Attenborough to be patron of Optimum Population Trust
- Times article: Having large families is an 'eco-crime'
- The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth