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Rising income in the developing world and the ongoing global economic growth will result in an increased use of energy of 35% to 40% over the next two decades.
Natural Gas, Oil and Coal provide 82% of the world energy. By 2034 their share will be only slightly lower: 75% to 80%. However, the product mix of those conventional fuels will have shifted by then. The use of coal will decline in the United States, while it will increase in countries such as China and India, where it will be utilized for generating electricity. Natural gas will gain market share around the world.
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UNWTO's Tourism 2020 Vision forecasts that international arrivals are expected to reach nearly 1.6 billion by the year 2020. Of these worldwide arrivals in 2020, 1.2 billion will be intraregional and 378 million will be long-haul travellers.
The total tourist arrivals by region shows that by 2020 the top three receiving regions will be Europe (717 million tourists), East Asia and the Pacific (397 million) and the Americas (282 million), followed by Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
East Asia and the Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and Africa are forecasted to record growth at rates of over 5% year, compared to the world average of 4.1%. The more mature regions Europe and Americas are anticipated to show lower than average growth rates. Europe will maintain the highest share of world arrivals, although there will be a decline from 60 per cent in 1995 to 46 per cent in 2020.ctor.
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Considering the estimates of a future global population of 9 billion, approximately US$ 5 trillion per year needs to be invested in global infrastructure. Immense investment potential lies in developing markets where infrastructure has to be built up from scratch to meet the needs of those populations. This business-as-usual approach would also maintain investment in conventional, emissions-intensive technologies, endangering future growth.
Existing and future investment must be greened to avoid dangerous levels of climate change and adverse environmental impacts that could erode the benefits from new green developments; if non-green investments continue to grow in parallel with increased investment in green infrastructure, it will not be possible to achieve green growth.
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The recovery in global property markets is becoming more entrenched and broadly based. An improving economic outlook combined with historically low borrowing costs are buoying confidence in the sector, notwithstanding still soft labour markets in many regions. In our latest round-up of international house prices, roughly two-thirds of national markets posted real annual price appreciation through the end of 2013, up from 40% a year earlier.
Investors are in constant search of the world’s most luxurious and best profitable housing market.
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As recent look at the global economy, its shows that markets have picked up and tail risks have decreased. After rising to an expected 3.5 percent this year, global growth could finally regain its pre-crisis trend of 4 percent in 2015.
Three quarters of this acceleration is expected to be driven by advanced economies, with the US and the UK leading the pack. And this isn't the best case scenario. Even in the euro area, risks have become two-sided, albeit around a modest growth rate of about 1%.
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