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International future challenges and opportunities [WP951]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • Promote and deepen the understanding of international perspectives on global questions with a particular focus on the relative certainties, uncertainties, risks and opportunities
  • Provide insights into how different countries and organisations plan for the future
  • Assist participants to reach a common understanding of long term trends and their implications for policy formulation
  • Assist HMG in its contribution to global dialogue and raise the profile of international futures
  • Develop long-term relationships with international partners

Key points:

  • urbanisation and demographics; science and technology; communities and communication
  • the global economy
  • climate change and resources
  • values, beliefs and education
  • the global balance of power and international architecture
  • security and conflict
  • health and well-being

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