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Competence Centre on Foresight

We foster a strategic, future-oriented and anticipatory culture in the EU policymaking process.

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Greenhouse gas emissions

After a relative slowdown trend since 2012 and three years of remaining flat, global energy-related CO2 emissions grew by 1.4% in 2017, reaching a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes (Gt)

Foresight

Continued high GHG emissions would lead to mostly negative impacts for biodiversity, ecosystem services and economic development and amplify risks for livelihoods, and food and human security.

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