How will we accommodate 9 billion people in a sustainable way without exhausting or rendering unusable earth’s finite resources?
Living In A Crowded World
Living in a Crowded World
Population growth is the most significant driver of the demand for food. As of July 2015, the world population stood at 7.3 billion and is estimated to grow to at least 9 billion by 2050. In the current ‘business as usual’ mode, feeding a population of 9 billion would mean a dramatic simultaneous increase in the need for food, energy and water in the next decades. 60% more food, 50% more energy and 40% more water by 2050.
“During 2016, it is estimated that 83,000,000 people will be added to the world’s total population.”
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. 2015. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. Working Paper No. ESA/PWP.241.