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A Smarter World

Apr, 2017
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Summary

The world population is predicted to rise by 50 per cent in the 21st century and reach around 11 billion by 2100. The growing number of people on the planet is putting considerable strain on natural and man-made resources. This A Smart World Online Special Report reveals how governments, organisations and individuals need to adapt to preserve the planet and communities.

The report investigates how to plan for a smarter world, why drones are set to change the way we live, and highlights what the urban landscape will look like in 2030

Infographic

It took hundreds of thousands of years for the global population to surpass one billion, but only a further 200 for it to top seven billion. Along with a sevenfold increase in Earth’s inhabitants comes a multitude of challenges for the environment, natural resources and ultimately society. What is certain is the need for greater awareness and understanding of these challenges to enable better governance and a smarter world. This infographic tracks the impact of population growth on our planet