Drivers and trends. Drivers and trends: Definitions. Drivers : the social, demographic technological, economic, environmental and political developments in societies Trend : the general direction in which something tends to move
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Drivers: the social, demographic technological, economic, environmental and political developments in societies
Trend: the general direction in which something tends to move
Megatrends: trends and groups of trends that are expected to extend over decades, changing slowly and exerting considerable force across wide array of areas of human society
- provide the updated information on the main trends which are influencing European environment
- analyse their interlinkages at different spatial scales and in different timeframes.
- analyse consequences to environment/ env. policy.
Developing a shared understanding of the nature of long-term drivers and trends and their influence on Europe’s environment can be an important tool in developing appropriate short and long-term policy responses within countries and at the European scale.
11 Global megatrends (SOER 2010),
Global megatrends assessment. Main drivers and key uncertainties are presented.
-European megatrends working document
Support long term research strategy (trends, drivers, uncertainties, interlinkages, research gaps)
SOER 2010, Megatrends assessment ( first analyses on impacts to EU environment ( 30 Nov. 2010)
Megatrend factsheets & Background reports
EEA Research foresight – European drivers for long term research strategy
Long term trends until 2050/2100
These drivers will influence Europe’s environment over the coming decades
An analysis of global drivers can provide an important tool for developing short and long-term policy responses
Such an analysis is being used in the SOER 2010 process (Part A)