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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%.

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Natural environment

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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