Forced Migration. Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Person

The total amount of forcibly displaced persons is on the rise worldwide. The number increased from 19.7 million in 2003 to currently 68.5 million. Out of these 68.5 million, 40 million are displaced within their country, 25.4 million have ed to other countries as refugees, and another 3.1 million have applied for asylum.

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Unpleasant Perspectives. Global Environmental Projections

More plastic, more meat, more CO2, more heat: the graphs show the development of selected environmental indicators. The graphs of the global increase of CO2 emissions and global mean temperature change are based on complex model simulations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The projections of meat consumption and plastic production are a linear extensions of the average rate of change.

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The West Will Be Left Behind. Research and Development

Private and public investments in research and development (R&D) make the difference in international competition. The graphs show the sum of investments in R&D per country and the respective share of the private sector. In the forecast period, the data are based on an extension of the average rate of change.

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There You Go! Global Progress is Possible

These fourteen graphs show indicators that have developed positively. In the forecast period, the data are based on an extension of the average rate of change.

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