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Global megatrend update: 8 Growing demands on ecosystems

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Driven by global population growth and associated demands for food and energy, as well as evolving consumption patterns, the pressure on the Earth's ecosystems is continuously increasing. Continuing depletion of natural capital globally would not only increase pressure on European ecosystems but also produce significant indirect effects, such as environment-induced migration.

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  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: 06 Dec 2013

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This report is a update of "Global megatrend 8: Growing demands on ecosystems" published in 2010

The EEA’s first assessment of global megatrends, published in 2010, analysed 11 relevant megatrends, summarising the links between megatrends and Europe's priority environmental challenges and reflecting on possible implications for policymaking.

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