Unprecedented Global Resource Demand

Unprecedented Global Resource Demand

Unprecedented Global Resource Demand The Struggles for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals a collaborative report by American and European fellows of the Transatlantic Academy, is the first international study that analyzes the nexus of challenges that arise from interconnections between five different key and interrelated resources energy,

fresh water, food, minerals, and land. More than any other factors, these five resources comprise the most valuable ones in terms of international trade, are essential for human security, and will be the most likely to set off international conflict. Transatlantic Academy By looking at the interrelationship of these key resources, the study provides an integrated view and

avoids the stove piping of only looking at one resource in isolation from the others and demonstrates how changes in one resource effects the others. The study also emphasizes three additional factors that magnify the basic resource problem: climate change and its impact on weather patterns and rising sea levels; the growth of a new middle class in Asia and Latin America that aspires to the same levels of affluence enjoyed by the West; and the parallel growth of a new global

underclass with billions of people lacking the bare necessities for survival. Transatlantic Academy Over the next 10-20 years, the world is likely to see accelerating demand for most natural resource commodities, as well as increasingly volatile markets. Scarcities are likely to be more common. Resource or material

scarcities, as experienced by states, firms, or populations, arise primarily from failures of governance rather than from a physical shortage of resources or materials. Transatlantic Academy Resource Nexus The resource nexus originates in the interconnections between different resources, for

example from the requirement of one resource as an input to produce another or from the substitutability of two or more resources. Actions taken by governments, firms, or communities affecting one resource often have consequences for other resources, in the same locale or on the other side of the world. Transatlantic Academy

These consequences often take the form of scarcity, environmental degradation, or destruction of livelihoods. A number of factors render the threats of today more pressing and more complex than the concerns about resource limits in the 1970s: the scale and rate of global ecological changes, the emergence of new global players with political and economic weight, and the growth of the resource-hungry middle classes.

Transatlantic Academy Connected resource surprise Are you concerned about the global demand for land? A.Yes B.No C.I do not know enough yet

Connected resource surprise Are you concerned about the global demand for energy? A.Yes B.No C.I do not know enough yet Connected resource surprise Are you concerned about the global demand for

food? A.Yes B.No C.I do not know enough yet Connected resource surprise Are you concerned about the global demand for water? A.Yes

B.No C.I do not know enough yet Connected resource surprise Are you concerned about the global demand for minerals? A.Yes B.No C.I do not know enough yet

Are you concerned about the interconnectedness of the unprecedented global demand for these five necessities? A.Yes B.No C.I do not know enough yet

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense

    Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense

    Two triangles indicate importance of interpersonal context within which psychic conflict is experienced. Importance of interpersonal context in the arousal of emotion, even if only in fantasy. Hypothesis = certain affective states not tolerated by caretakers, accompanied by anxiety, creating...
  • Title in All Caps - Qsen

    Title in All Caps - Qsen

    Ambulatory settings tend to be unique their structure, and in how they flow and function and are becoming one of the fastest growing healthcare segments. Ambulatory settings very much rely on a multidisciplinary approach to care so team collaboration is...
  • CONSTRUCCIN DE UNA ORGANIZACIN DESCENDENTE 1. A travs

    CONSTRUCCIN DE UNA ORGANIZACIN DESCENDENTE 1. A travs

    La ReuniĆ³n de Oportunidad Herbalife (HOM), es perfecta para Asociados con vidas ocupadas, ya que es una buena alternativa para ahorrar tiempo, o complementar tus reuniones cara a cara con sus prospectos. ... PowerPoint Presentation Last modified by:
  • Journal Club - Stellenbosch University

    Journal Club - Stellenbosch University

    Anti-inflammatory therapy Corticosteroids should be given, preferably orally. A once-daily dose of 40 mg prednisone is given and continued for 10 - 14 days unless the condition fails to resolve. Tapering is not required. An equivalent dose of an intravenous...
  • ARK-Hospital Feasibility of a complex behaviour change intervention

    ARK-Hospital Feasibility of a complex behaviour change intervention

    CQUINs. To be presented on 1. st. Dec @ FIS . Evaluation of 2016/17 CQUIN AMR: Only 43.2% of trusts achieved reduction of 1% for total Abxuse. ARK-Hospital (Antibiotic Review Kit - Hospital) A 5-year applied research programme funded by...
  • Diapositiva 1

    Diapositiva 1

    INDIETRO Piccole donne di Louisa May Alcott, apparso per la prima volta negli Stati Uniti nel 1868. Come ben si sa la storia corre da un Natale all'altro raccontando pensieri, emozioni, desideri, progetti, piccole avventure e imprese di quattro sorelle...
  • Gilded Age Politics in America - APUSH with Mr. Johnson

    Gilded Age Politics in America - APUSH with Mr. Johnson

    Well-Defined Voting Blocs Democratic Bloc Republican Bloc White southerners (preservation of white supremacy) Catholics Recent immigrants (esp. Jews) Urban working poor (pro-labor) Most farmers Northern whites (pro-business) African Americans Northern Protestants Old WASPs (support for anti-immigrant laws) Most of the...
  • Workflow Analysis (View Outstanding Holds, Browse Query and ...

    Workflow Analysis (View Outstanding Holds, Browse Query and ...

    Workflow Analysis (View Outstanding Holds, Browse Query and Deletes). MUG 2017. Friday, October 6th. Presenters: Andy Helck & Amy Sieving, Wilkinson Library; Austin Mullinex, Mesa County Libraries