Population growth matters

10 Jul 2019

More people are sharing our planet

population expected to increase by 2 billion people in next 30 years but growing at a slower pace


Growth rates vary across regions

new projections indicate 9 countries to make up more than half projected growth from now to 2050


Most populous countries with India expanding rapidly

India projected to overtake China around 2027


Aging society puts more pressure on resources

By 2050, the number of people aged 80+ is expected to triple creating opportunities for growth but also creating a complex set of challenges to overcome

Overpopulation = overconsumption = increasing demand for natural resources

There are already 2.2 billion people without access to safely managed drinking water services and this will be exacerbated by continued population growth.

Energy consumption predicted to almost double by 2040 as the population rises, increasing pressure on an already polluted world.

Attractive investment opportunities in this space

investing in the solution providers of tomorrow

As the population increases, naturally the demand for water does too. This presents an enormous challenge, and Ecolab is just one of the companies seeking solutions.

More people on the planet will lead to increased demand for energy. This presents opportunities for businesses. Spectris is focusing on how to improve energy efficiency.

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