Assumed were no downturns in the oil industry, global pandemics, significant macroeconomic changes or political unrest in Argentina until 2030.
The UK was the first country in the world to commit to phasing out new, non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles under 26 tonnes by 2035, with all new trucks to be zero emission by 2040.
The global market for IoT devices is booming, and it is estimated that there will be 50 billion connected devices by the end of 2025.
AI-based systems could contribute to a reduction of 4% in global emissions by 2030.
Global emissions need to be cut 45% by 2030 to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
Up to 375 million workers (14% of the global workforce) may need to switch occupations or acquire new skills by 2030 due to automation and AI technologies.
The global fleet of containers is forecast to contract 2% in 2023 to 49.9m teu, representing the first fall in 14 years.
Earlier this month, Bosch announced it would revamp its mobility unit in pursuit of $88 billion in global revenue by 2030.
In the absence of effective adaptation, the global yield of food crops (Bichetti et al., 2021) could decline by nearly 30% by 2050 (Hobert and Negra, 2020).
Responding to measles cases and outbreaks and closing measles immunity gaps in 2023 and 2024 continues to be global, regional and national priority.
Developing affordable vaccines that provide broad coverage against meningococcal disease strains is a key part of the World Health Organization's Defeating Meningitis by 2030 Global Roadmap.
E-cargo bikes can replace up to 17% of van kilometers by 2030 in major world cities, resulting in significant CO2 emission savings.
In 2020 there were 2.2m cases of lung cancer worldwide, and it is estimated that there will be 238.3k new cases of lung cancer in the United States alone in 2023.
Last year, 193 countries agreed to end plastic pollution, with the goal of creating a legally binding Global Plastics Treaty by 2024.
WMO has ensured that by 2027, early warning systems will be developed everywhere on Earth.
Australian banks and insurance companies will weather the economic storm of 2023 just as they did following the 2007-2008 global financial crisis.
A government report last year forecast that 20% of global lithium refining could take place in Australia by 2027, up from less than 1%.
At the end of 2032, there will be 34.4 billion connected IoT devices worldwide.
A year ago in Nairobi, 175 countries convened to put an end to plastic pollution worldwide by developing a legally-binding United Nations treaty by the end of 2024.
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