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The number of people aged over 60 is expected to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million in 2017 to 3.1 billion in 2100.
UN World Population Prospects
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will be urban, up from 30% in 1950.
The populations of 48 nations or areas will decrease by 2050, with countries including Japan, Croatia and Ukraine decreasing by 15%.
The internet of things may be a magnet for hype, but its potential to transform workplace efficiency could be very real indeed.
The latest hi-tech surveying tools – from measurement apps and document scanning to photography and activity planning.
90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and it is projected to increase by 40% annually.
Big Data for Sustainable Development
Africa’s population is predicted to double by 2050, putting pressure on already bustling cities. One answer is to build new smart cities from scratch, says Roz Wrottersley.
How will cities be changed by the arrival of cars that never need to be parked, driven or even owned?
India, China and Nigeria will account for 35% of the growth in the world’s urban population between 2018 and 2050.
UN World Urbanization Prospects
Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world. Anna Winston investigates the building potential of this “super grass”.
After centuries building dykes, the Dutch adopted a pragmatic approach to rising water levels: living in harmony with water rather than trying to control it.
By 2030, the world will require 40% more water, 50% more food, 40% more energy and 40% more timber and fibre. The only way we can meet these demands is by managing our ecosystems smartly and sustainably.
UN Environment Programme
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