Henrietta Moore: "In 2016 we need to jettison our obsession with economic "growth" and instead focus on how we achieve genuine prosperity. This year represents an opportunity to rethink our whole notion of "development". With the Sustainable Development Goals in place and a global agreement on climate change, the world has been given fresh direction to drive transformative change. But it can’t just be more of the same."
Predicting the future is a notoriously slippery business. Indeed it is often said there are two types of forecasts: lucky or wrong. Despite the obvious perils of prediction, Bond’s expert panel of futures thinkers have bravely penned their thoughts on the trends and breakthroughs for 2016 that will change the landscape of international development.
Read Henrietta Moore's full prediction on the Bond UK website.
Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid and suffer from water shortage. An increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation will have particular impact on the electricity sector - a higher cooling demand in summer and increased consumption for electricity. Rising sea levels and water scarcity in Lebanon could lead to internal climate migration and mass displacement from rural to coastal regions affecting agricultural output, jobs and livelihoods. The economic situation in the cities that are already prone to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment could become worse.Read More
At the IGP we fundamentally believe that citizens and communities should be at the centre of efforts to reimagine prosperity and to define what matters to them for a good quality of life. We do not assume what matters; we ask people to tell us what matters to them.Read More