There is growing scientific evidence that the world is in serious trouble. Critical resources are nearing exhaustion, the earth grows steadily less habitable, an expanding population puts an ever larger strain on nature, and a large portion lacks access to basic amenities.
Environmental damage is reaching a scale at which it is beginning to threaten both growth prospects and the progress achieved in human development. Without ambitious policies, human activities will continue to degrade the environment and deplete resources critical to economic growth and the welfare of current and future generations.
In our Safe and Sustainable Future report, we describe what the future may look like – the future we are currently heading towards - if we do nothing to change our current ways. We have mapped the most significant trends impacting how the world will look in 2050 and described the possible implications of our activities.