Euro, Dollar, Yuan Uncertainties - Scenarios on the Future of the International Monetary System

This report explores the critical uncertainties underlying the future international roles of the euro, the dollar and the yuan and how different responses to them by policy makers in each of these currency areas may create challenging scenarios for the international monetary system in 2030.

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Sustainable Health Systems - Visions, Strategies, Critical Uncertainties and Scenarios

The World Economic Forum has made health a priority global initiative, recognizing it as central to the Forum’s overall mission to improve the state of the world. Looking at health as a fundamental economic issue, the Forum aims to address two major gaps-access to health and access to care - making health and care an investment for economic development and growth.

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Digital Ecosystems

Broadband adoption, technological advances and decreased operating costs have pushed the IT, Telecommunications and Media and Entertainment industries into a period of great flux. As they converge, they are forming a space we could call the Digital Ecosystem. This emerging Digital Ecosystem is generating many risks and challenges for government policies, as well as presenting new opportunities for creating social and economic value

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Engineering & Construction

The scenarios presented here are four very different, challenging yet plausible images of that environment in 2020. They were constructed over a period of one year and emerged from discussions and workshops with leading industry stakeholders from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and North America. They combine regional and global perspectives, and encompass both general building and large industrial segments such as oil, gas, chemicals, transportation and power.

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Personal Data: The emergence of a new asset class

Personal data – digital data created by and about people – is generating a new wave of opportunity for economic and societal value creation. As some put it, personal data will be the new “oil” – a valuable resource of the 21st century. It will emerge as a new asset class touching all aspects of society. Report includes three short Scenarios of a Balanced Personal Data Ecosystem, with possibilities for the year 2018.

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The World 2040

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies had its 35th anniversary in January
2005. For that occasion, we look ahead rather than back and present a possible view
of the World of 2040 A.D. with special attention paid to the Scandinavian countries.
This scenario for 2040 is both explorative and normative. It is our proposal for a possible future, but it does not, of course, rule out other possible scenarios as long as they
satisfy the demands for realism and internal consistency; across a span of 35 years,
the uncertainty is considerable.

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Thinking about the Arctic's Future: Scenarios for 2040

The warming of the Arctic could
mean more circumpolar
transportation and access for
the rest of the world—but also
an increased likelihood of
overexploited natural
resources and surges of
environmental refugees.
The Arctic is undergoing an
extraordinary transformation early
in the twenty-first century—a transformation that will have global impacts. Temperatures in the Arctic are
rising at unprecedented rates and
are likely to continue increasing
throughout the century.
Significant environmental changes

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Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios to 2050

Transport is one of the major global consumers
of energy and therefore has an important role in
meeting the primary objective of the World
Energy Council, sustainable energy for all.
Transport is the only energy sector in which the
energy itself is mobile during consumption,
rather than being delivered for use at a fixed
location. For this reason, energy for transport is
dominated by petroleum, which is widely
available, relatively inexpensive and from which
easily transportable liquid fuels of high energy

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