Foresight Briefs

Foresight Briefs highlight a hotspot of environmental change, feature an emerging science topic, or discuss a contemporary environmental issue. They provide a systematic way of examining possible future outcome of emerging environmental issues that can also inform decision making today. UNEP's Foresight Briefs aim to present emerging issues, systemic insights and possible policy solutions on a wide range of topics related to our environment in a short readable document.


Causal Influences:

(+) Influence is in the same direction

(−) Influence is in the opposite direction

Current Foresight Brief

Current Foresight Brief

The 23rd edition of UNEP’s Foresight Brief highlights the potential routes of how investments into nature-based solutions (NbS) may be supported and financed. NbS can improve biodiversity in cities, as well as reduce pollution and greenhouse gases thereby improving human health. However, there is no one-size-fits-all panacea but rather a toolbox of potentially suitable instruments which may be employed to greater or lesser success in different circumstances.

Foresight Projects

UN System Informal Strategic Foresight Network (HLCP)

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