- Demand for resources will increase owing to an increase in global population from 7.1 billion today to about 8 billion by 2030. Demand for food set to rise 35 percent; energy 50 percent over the next 15-20 years.
- Nearly half of world population will live in areas with severe water stress. Fragile states most at risk, but China and India are vulnerable to volatility of key resources.
- A big theme that the US will be taking is collaborating with allies and partners around the world going forward
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A new study was recently released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, highlighting global trends by 2030: The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report engages expertise from outside government on factors of such as globalization, demography and the environment, producing a forward-looking document to aid policymakers in their long term planning on key issues of worldwide importance. Particular pieces of interest:
The study in its entirety can be found here: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/national-intelligence-council-global-trends
Highlights can be found here: http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Interactive%20Le%20Menu.pdf