Car ownership trends and projections (2000-2050). Although car ownership is projected to grow at much higher rates in China and India than in the rest of the world, the number of cars per person in 2050 will still stay below that of more advanced economies.
Top graph: number of cars per 1000 people, index = 100 in 2000
Map: billion people
EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
If everyone on earth lived a European lifestyle, we would need three planets to supply all the resources. Do not fall into the trap of consumerism and make a shopping list of items you need rather than picking up unnecessary items that you think you need. This will also save you money.
More green tips