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Global Megatrends

Our world is continuously evolving – shaped by economic, social, political and technological ‘megatrends’.

Clients from the world’s toughest industries select Pöyry to help navigate these trends – solving complex challenges, maximising opportunities and minimising risks – to deliver sustainable project results.

Population growth and urbanisation

Global Megatrends: Population growth and Urbanisation

Economic shift of power

Global Megatrends: Economic shift of power

Environmental issues

Global Megatrends: Environmental issues

Technological innovation

Global Megatrends: Technological innovation


9 billion people by 2050 – source:United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, June 2013.

20 emerging countriessource: Bloomberg/IMF/World Bank, January 2013.

Reducing emissions by 18% by 2020source: Kyoto Protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

50 billion wireless devices by 2020source: OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012, P7.