Please see below selected recent migration-related change.
- GZEROMedia found that, across the globe, the number of refugees has climbed to the highest level seen in nearly 70 years. War, persecution and climate change have prompted some 70.8 million to flee their homes, more than twice as many as two decades ago. Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan and Somalia account for roughly two thirds of all refugees, while Syria accounts for the most with a staggering 6.7 million. The UN refugee agency estimates 37,000 people are displaced every day.
HOW GLOBAL POPULATIONS REACHED ITS CURRENT LEVEL
It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?
POPULATION GROWTH IS NOW DECLINING
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Please see below the most compelling new megatrend headlines over the past month. This edition covers demographic, economic, societal, sustainability, technology and urban trends.
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Please see below selected recent intelligence about Africa in 2014 to date. These headlines are a synthesis of selected major recent developments at corporates, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.
- China invited the US to co-operate in financing and building infrastructure in Africa and other parts of the developing world, an unprecedented proposal that has potentially sweeping implications for the future of international development aid.
- According to the FT, the flood of sovereign bond issuance this year by African countries is setting a benchmark that companies are beginning to use to raise their own debt.
Within next 10 years, there will be 1 billion older people worldwide. By 2050 nearly one in five people in developing countries will be over 60. Check out this infographic by HelpAge International, an agency that helps older people lead dignified and healthy lives to see how the world demographic will change in the coming years. Delve into the latest data on ageing via the HelpAge International website.