Countries and populations
Over the next decades, the population of developed regions such as the UK, Europe and North America will stay fairly stable. It may even decline slightly.
Population growth will happen more in developing countries such as India, Pakistan, China and the African continent.
These areas will need food, power and transport to support their population. They will also want to improve their standard of living to the same level as the developing nations. Sustainable development aims to provide solutions to these people's needs.