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PAGE | 11 December 2020
Environmental security is increasingly dominating national and international agendas, shifting defense and geopolitical paradigms. Worldwide, the number of displacements associated with natural disasters is considerably higher than that of those...
ONLINE RESOURCE | 11 December 2020
The geopolitical power changes will also trigger cultural changes to the global business and economic landscape, politics and security. The new geopolitical changes should be used...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
The majority of resources used today are non-renewable and are set to become increasingly scarce given rising demand and unsustainable consumption patterns. Global material extraction...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
In 1950 there were 5,600m2 of arable land per person, if present trends continue, by 2050, this might be reduced to only 1,500m. Demography; Geopower; Consumerism...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
Globally, the absolute number of undernourished people has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people (some 11% of the population) in 2017. In 2017, some...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
Growing population, urbanization, increasing demand for agricultural and industrial production, economic growth, and climate change are putting water resources under ever-increasing strain (pdf)...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
By 2040, more than 1 billion households and 11 billion smart appliances could be part of the interconnected electricity systems. The digitalization of the energy system can considerably...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
Increasing rate of desertification reduces the amount of farming land.| Related Megatrends: Climate and environment In China, soil erosion is of about 5 billion tonnes annually affecting...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
Despite the international efforts, the world hunger has been on the rise for the past three years. The absolute number of undernourished people (those facing chronic food deprivation)...
PAGE | 10 December 2020
Desalination only provides 1% of the world's drinking water via 18,000 desalination plants using either thermal evaporation or membrane separation. New technologies create lower...