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What stories will impact people and the planet in 2014? On 8 January 2014, Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s President & CEO, offered his perspectives on the major global developments in economics, business, natural resources and sustainability in the coming year. Find out more at http://www.wri.org/stw14

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  • 1 FEATURING Andrew Steer President and CEO, WRI Image: Flickr/NA.dir
  • 345 consecutive months hotter than the 20th century average Source: IMF, 2013 Image: Flickr/lapstrake; Source: NOAA, 2013
  • RECESSION OVER 7% 6% 5% GDP GROWTH 4% 3% 2% 1% 0% -1% -2% -3% -4% 2007 Source: IMF, 2013 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • EMERGING ECONOMIES SLOWING BUT ROBUST 16% 14% GDP GROWTH 12% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0% 2007 -2% Source: IMF, 2013 BRAZIL 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • GLOBAL GDP GETTING BACK ON TRACK Real GDP (2005 dollars) $100tr 2030 $50tr $30tr $15 trillion 1990 1970 Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service 2010
  • EXPLOSION OF THE GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS 5 Billion 2 Billion 1 Billion 1990 Source: Reuters, OECD 2010 2010 2030
  • PRESSURE ON PLANET GROWING 2.5 billion Number of Vehicles 1.5 billion 750 million 1990 Image: Wikipedia, Source: Sperling and Gordon 2009 2010 2030
  • THE BIG QUESTION Can we have economic growth and tackle sustainability at the same time?
  • THE YEAR OF CITIES: HOW WILL THEY GROW? 1 THE YEAR OF CITIES: HOW WILL THEY GROW? Image: istockphoto
  • CITIES ARE BOOMING 274,000 people added to cities each day for next 30 years Image: Harvey Barrison; Source: UN-Habitat
  • CITIES ARE ECONOMIC DRIVERS 65% global GDP growth in major cities Image: istockphoto; Source: McKinsey and Company
  • BUT, CITIES BRING CHALLENGES 70% of GHG emissions come from cities 10% GDP lost to congestion 1.3 million people die prematurely due to urban air pollution Image: Flickr/PauloFehlauer; Sources: UN-Habitat, UNFCCC, WHO
  • THIS? Image: Flickr/RodrigoSolon
  • OR THIS? Image: Flikr/Andreas
  • CITIES: PROBLEM OR SOLUTION? Per capita emissions of CO2 equivalent (2011) Source: Cai et al. 2013, Hoornweg et al. 2011, Olivier et al. 2012
  • CITIES IN THE LEAD Image: istockphoto
  • ALL EYES ON BRAZIL $6.5bn spent on the World Cup Image: Wikipedia; Source: EMBARQ
  • FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP 3m more visitors in 2014 Source: Fifa.com
  • ALL EYES ON BRAZIL 85% of Brazilians live in cities Image: istockphoto; Source: World Bank
  • TAKING IT TO THE STREETS 1m+ people on the streets June 2013 Image: Flickr/Semilla Luz; Source: The Guardian
  • CREATING BETTER CITIES: URBAN MOBILITY LAW 3,000 Image: Flickr/EMBARQ; Source: EMBARQ cities to create plans by 2015
  • BETTER CITIES: BUS RAPID TRANSIT 12m passengers per day Image: Flickr/Guilherme Mendes Thomaz; Source: BRTdata.org
  • WHAT TO WATCH 1. What signals does Brazil send on the future of its cities? 2. Which way will cities grow? Image: Flickr/DylanPassmore
  • THE YEAR OF CITIES: HOW WILL THEY GROW? RESTORATION: A 2 BILLION HECTARE OPPORTUNITY? 2 1 RESTORATION: A 2 BILLION HECTARE OPPORTUNITY? Image: Flickr/USAID Kenya
  • FORESTS UNDER PRESSURE 50 Image: WRI; Source: Hansen et al.2013, WRI soccer fields lost each minute
  • BUT, THERES HOPE 2bn Source: Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration hectares with opportunities for forest landscape restoration
  • SOUTH KOREA: RESTORATION INTO FORESTS 1960 2000 Image: WRI
  • NIGER: RESTORATION INTO AGROFORESTRY Pre-1990s Image: WRI Today
  • THE BONN CHALLENGE 150m hectares under restoration by 2020 Image: Flickr/CIFOR; Source: WRI
  • BONN CHALLENGE: BENEFITS 150m RESTORED HECTARES $84 billion in benefits annually 47 gigatons of CO2e captured 17% reduction in emissions gap Image: Flickr/CIFOR; ource: IUCN
  • A GROWING MOVEMENT BRAZIL - PACTO COSTA RICA EL SALVADOR (1m ha) (1m ha) (1m ha) Source: WRI RWANDA (2m ha) USA (15m ha)
  • WHAT TO WATCH 1. Will more countries make commitments when they meet in June 2014? 2. Will a new global movement for restoration emerge? Image:
  • THE YEAR OF CITIES: HOW WILL THEY GROW? RESTORATION: A 2 BILLION HECTARE OPPORTUNITY? SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL: A NEW ERA? 3 1 SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL: A NEW ERA? Image: istockphoto
  • PALM OIL: A MAJOR CROP 400% increase in palm oil production in 20 years Image: Flickr/carsten_tb; Source: FAO
  • PALM OIL: A MAJOR CROP 50% of grocery store products contain palm oil Source: National Geographic 2013
  • SEIZING WIN-WINS: REDUCING DEFORESTATION Image: WRI
  • SEIZING WIN-WINS: REDUCING DEFORESTATION Image: WRI
  • SEIZING WIN-WINS: REDUCING DEFORESTATION Image: WRI
  • SEIZING WIN-WINS: REDUCING DEFORESTATION Image: WRI
  • A NEW APPROACH There is a strong and rapidly growing demand for traceable, deforestation-free palm oil, and we intend to meet it as a core element of our growth strategy. Kuok Khoon Hong, CEO of Wilmar Source: Wilmar Press Release 2013
  • A NEW APPROACH
  • A NEW APPROACH 16 Percentage of Total Area 14 12 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Certified Production Area 10 8 6 4 2 0 2008 2009 Image: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, FAO 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH TESSO NILO NATIONAL PARK
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FORESTS: GLOBAL FOREST WATCH Image: Jufri/ Greenpeace
  • WHAT TO WATCH 1. Will better information expedite the shift to sustainable palm oil? 2. Will other industries follow? Image: istockphoto
  • THE YEAR OF CITIES: HOW WILL THEY GROW? RESTORATION: A 2 BILLION HECTARE OPPORTUNITY? SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL: A NEW ERA? CHINA: CLEARING THE AIR? 4 CHINA: CLEARING THE AIR? Image: istockphoto
  • 2013: A YEAR OF POLLUTION 189 days of high pollution in Beijing in 2013 Image: Flickr/Leniners
  • POPULAR UNREST 3m mentions of PM 2.5 on SINA WEIBO, Jan 2013 Image: Flickr/Robert Moposang; Source: The Guardian
  • A DRIVER OF POLLUTION 50% Image: WRI; source: EIA 2013 global coal consumed by China
  • CHINAS PROPOSED POWER PLANTS 363 COAL PLANTS PROPOSED Source: WRI
  • WATER-ENERGY NEXUS 51% ARE IN AREAS OF HIGH WATER STRESS Source: WRI
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: A SERIOUS THREAT Climate change is already a serious threat to food, water, ecologica