In 2019 & 2020, TPN commissioned a series of thought papers designed to catalyze new thinking and ideas to renew and strengthen the transatlantic partnership and agenda. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily endorsed by the Transatlantic Policy Network. 

Sustainable Development

According to the United Nations, the global population will reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. Each year, we add the current population of Germany to the number, and every four years, that of the United States of America. Most of this increase will occur in the least developed part of the world, where people rightly aspire to the same level of well-being already enjoyed in the developed world. Nearly 800 million people are hungry, and over 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Yet more than 2 billion people are obese, and we throw away more than one-third of the food we produce.

Author Janez Potočnik explains the challenges and opportunities that we face. View and download below.

A Transatlantic Partnership for Sustainable Development?

By Janez Potočnik, assisted by Julia Okatz

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