Periodic Reports

World Population Prospects, the 2010 Revision

UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2010

The 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects is the twenty-second round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The world population prospects are used widely throughout the United Nations and by many international organizations, research centers, academic researchers and the media.

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Fifth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion

Every three years, the EU publishes a report on economic, social and territorial cohesion, detailing progress in these areas and how the EU, national and regional governments have contributed. The 5th Cohesion Report has just been published. The main issues covered are: analysis of regional disparities the contribution of the EU, national and regional governments to cohesion the impact of Cohesion Policy Cohesion Policy after 2013

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The 2012 Ageing Report - Economic and budgetary projections for the 27 EU Member States (2010-2060)

Joint Report prepared by the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the Economic Policy Committee (AWG), 2012

This report analyses the economic and budgetary impact of an ageing population over the long-term. In 2010, the ECOFIN Council gave the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) a mandate to update its common exercise of age-related expenditure projections by 2012 on the basis of a new population projection by Eurostat. The long-term age-related expenditure projections provide an indication of the timing and scale of changes in economic developments that could result from an ageing population in a ‘no-policy change’ scenario. The projections show where (in which countries), when, and to what extent ageing pressures will accelerate as the baby-boom generation retires and average life span in the EU continues to increase. Hence, the updated projections of age related expenditure and the associated sustainability assessments provide important insights on both the economic impact of ageing and the risks to the long-term sustainability of Member States’ public finances reflecting new economic environment, affected by a durable impact of the current crisis, and further reform effort by EU MS. This report, presented to the ECOFIN council in May 2012, details the expenditure projections covering pensions, health care, long-term care, education and unemployment transfers for all Member States.

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Energy Trends 2030

European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy, 2009

The "Energy trends 2030" publication presents scenarios on economic developments, energy prices, environment, policies and measures implemented on the EU level.

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World Urbanization Prospects, the 2011 Revision

UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2011

The 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects is the twenty-second round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The world population prospects are used widely throughout the United Nations and by many international organizations, research centers, academic researchers and the media.

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Shell Scenarios

Shell, 2012

Shell has been developing scenarios to explore the future since the early 1970s. Scenarios are stories that consider “what if?” questions. Whereas forecasts focus on probabilities, scenarios consider a range of plausible futures and how these could emerge from the realities of today. They recognise that people hold beliefs and make choices that lead to outcomes. Our scenarios team considers changes such as in the global economic environment, geopolitics, resource stresses such as water, greenhouse gases, and energy supply and demand to help business leaders make better decisions.

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Annual Energy Outlook 2013

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2013

In preparing the AEO2013 Reference case, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) evaluated a wide range of trends and issues that could have major implications for U.S. energy markets. This overview presents the AEO2013 Reference case and compares it with the AEO2012 Reference case released in June 2012 (see Table 1 on pages 15-16). Because of the uncertainties inherent in any energy market projection, the Reference case results should not be viewed in isolation. Readers are encouraged to review the alternative cases when the complete AEO2013 publication is released, in order to gain perspective on how variations in key assumptions can lead to different outlooks for energy markets.

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Global Report 2011: Conflict, Governance, and State Fragility

Center for Systemic Peace, 2011

Global Report 2011 is the fourth edition in the annual Global Report report series on global system performance and fragility in the Globalization Era. This Global Report continues to monitor the key trends in armed conflict, governance, and societal-system development; the global trends are updated to 2011; it also provides a table listing the 2010 State Fragility Index and Matrix covering 164 (macro) countries comprising the global system. The analysis highlights a 20% reduction in state fragility at the global level since 1995 and discusses regional trends. It includes maps showing the global distribution of armed conflicts, regimes, and state fragility and discusses the relationship between state fragility, democratization, and system complexity in the context of regional systemic cascades in the global system during the emerging Era of Globalization. Special attention is drawn to unfolding cascade effects in the Arab League countries.

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