Looking towards 2047, we explore a few possible future scenarios and highlight opportunities that will be crucial in helping us to achieve a sustainable and just society. On the one hand we can hope that global action and collaboration will enable us to meet, or even exceed, the 2030 Global Goals. On the other, we recognize that we face significant hurdles, many apparent today, which can be compounded into worse situations if left unaddressed.
Gender equality in the workplace has improved, but some estimate it will take until 2095 to achieve - we must lead the change in corporate culture and fight for greater equality. Technology has given us powerful computers in the palms of our hands, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, but threaten to leave some jobs obsolete – we must implement policies of inclusion and push for updates to education. And we’re fighting the clock on climate change as we’re seeing the real impacts it can have on human life and property – we must be at the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy.
To ensure a common better future for us all we must continue to harness human motivation and ingenuity so that 30 years from now we will be able to look back and once again say that we have made progress as a society.