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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Deciding the Future: Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050

With this study WEC seeks to contribute further
to the debate on global energy sustainability and
to the understanding of prospective collective
roles in achieving WEC’s mission, “to promote
the sustainable supply and use of energy for the
greatest benefit of all.” The study aims to:
1 Energy for Tomorrow’s World, World Energy Council,
London, 1993.
2 Global Energy Perspectives, World Energy Council,
London, 1998.
3 Energy for Tomorrow’s World: Acting Now, World Energy
Council Statement 2000, London.

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Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Never before has humanity faced such a challenging outlook for
energy and the planet. This can be summed up in five words:
“more energy, less carbon dioxide”.
To help think about the future of energy, we have developed two scenarios that
describe alternative ways it may develop. In the first scenario – called Scramble –
policymakers pay little attention to more efficient energy use until supplies are tight.
Likewise, greenhouse gas emissions are not seriously addressed until there are major

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Global Transport Scenarios 2050

Over the next four decades, the global transportation
sector will face unprecedented challenges related
to demographics, urbanization, pressure to
minimize and dislocate emissions outside urban
centres, congestion of aging transport
infrastructure and growth in fuel demand...Regional inputs on transport policies, existing and
potential developments in both fuels and
technologies, in addition to major driving forces and
critical uncertainties were all examined and
combined into two distinct transport scenarios

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Global Scenarios to 2025

This economic growth was mainly driven by a two-speed world economy in which
populous emerging markets, such as China and India, were growing at more than 10%
and 8%, respectively. As a result, an economic shift in gravity away from OECD
countries to Asia is already on its way. This high economic growth has resulted in an
unprecedented demand for ultimately depletable natural resources. With population levels
rising from the current 6.6 billion people to an estimated 8.0 billion people by 2025, it is

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Great Transition - The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead

The global transition has begun—a planetary society will
take shape over the coming decades. But its outcome is in
question. Current trends set the direction of departure for the journey,
not its destination. Depending on how environmental and social
conflicts are resolved, global development can branch into dramatically
different pathways. On the dark side, it is all too easy to envision
a dismal future of impoverished people, cultures and nature.
Indeed, to many, this ominous possibility seems the most likely. But

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Globio - Global Methodology for mapping human impacts on the biosphere - the arctic 2050 scenario and global application

GLOBIO is a pioneering attempt to meet the needs of decision-makers and the public for
scientifically-based information about the consequences of their choices today for the future of
biodiversity, sustainable development, and local cultures.
Scenarios such as those used in the GLOBIO study are not predictions of the future. Instead, they
are tools that decision-makers can use to explore possible outcomes of choices they make today.
GLOBIO examines the potential consequences of different scenarios of infrastructure development

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New Risks and Opportunities for Food Security: Scenario Analyses for 2015 and 2050

The International Food Policy Research
Institute’s (IFPRI’s) International Model for Policy
Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade
(IMPACT) provides insight into the management of
these risks through appropriate policy actions. By
projecting future global food scenarios to 2050, the
IMPACT model explores the potential implications
of policy inaction and action in several main risk
areas and the effects on child malnutrition in the
developing world, commodity prices, demand,
cereal yields, production, and net trade.

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