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Global megatrends update: 2 Living in an urban world

Publication Created 21 Mar 2014 Published 24 Mar 2014
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In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA updated each of the megatrends, providing a more detailed analysis based on the latest data. This publication is one of the 11 updates being published separately. In mid-2015 the chapters will be consolidated into a single EEA technical report.

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  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: 24 Mar 2014



This report is an update of "Living in an urban world — global megatrend 2" 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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