20 Nov '11, 6pm

A Look at Sustainability Megatrends on the Road to 2050

A Look at Sustainability Megatrends on the Road to 2050

For those who want to know what the world will be like in the year 2050, here are some sobering facts from United Nations trend analyses and other studies: The world's population will be 9.3 billion in 2050, compared to 7 billion today. At the same time, the urban centers will grow by another three billion inhabitants, mostly in today's emerging markets. In other words, nearly as many people will be living in cities in 2050 as now populate the entire Earth today. China will then be the world's biggest economy, ahead of the U.S. and India. Prosperity is already rapidly expanding in today's BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China: The number of people considered to be middle class in those countries is likely to double to around 1.6 billion over the next ten years, and these people are also becoming more and more educated and qualified. There are in fact already mor...

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