3.1 Global trends in consumption


Urban Environments - Vertical living in Hong Kong
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3.1 Global trends in consumption

Geographic inquiry: How global development processes affect resource availability and consumption

  • Global and regional/continental progress towards poverty reduction, including the growth of the “new global middle class”
  • Measuring trends in resource consumption, including individual, national and global ecological footprints
  • An overview of global patterns and trends in the availability and consumption of:
    • water, including embedded water in food and manufactured goods
    • land/food, including changing diets in middle-income countries
    • energy, including the relative and changing importance of hydrocarbons, nuclear power, renewables, new sources of modern energy