Change, the inevitable future. If we do nothing, not in favour of the Netherlands. Yet there is little action to prepare for the challenges of a different future.
- World population to 9 billion people:
We will have a different distribution of wealth. There is only one earth. How will we do more with less?
- Commodities: In 2013 approximately 700 million people used the majority of all commodities. How will we deal with that if an additional 2 billion people also want the same wealth?
Bathing in prosperity, Europeans passively sit back. Will we be able to catch up when the emerging economies have overtaken us?
- Fuel: We are overly dependent on oil. Which is becoming increasingly scarce. And therefore more expensive. Will we be able to afford that?
Particulate matter and air pollution threaten our health. Still most cars drive with only one occupant. How can we bring our situation back into balance?