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Population growth in Europe differs widely from sub-regionally. Population within the European Economic Area (EEA) is projected to remain stable until 2050 while population of EECCA countries is projected to drop by as much as 13,6% from 2000 to 2050.The South-Eastern European region is expected to grow with of 31,3% during the projected period. Worldwide population is expected to reach over 9 billion by 2050. India is projected to contribute 58,5% to the global population increase and become the most populated nation in the world, while population in China is expected to grow by 10,9% from 2000 to 2050. Both the USA and Canada see continued growth with 41,3 and 39,3 percent respectively for the projected period.
In a no new policies scenario*, GDP is projected to continue to grow in absolute and per-capita terms in the whole pan-European region, more rapidly in the eastern parts, such as EECCA and SEE. Globally WEU, USA and Canada are projected to continue to have the highest GDP per capita. WEU will approach the levels of USA and Canada. However, the fastest-growing economies are expected to be China, India and EECCA. (Assessment is created in 2007) *Projections are based on the baseline OECD scenario. The baseline is a no new policies scenario by design, without anticipating deliberate interventions requiring new or intensified policies in response to the projected developments. Population indicators were adopted from the most recently published UN
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union.