Unless concerted action is taken by governments and economic stakeholders, this situation could worsen by 2040, in particular because of the rapid industrialization of developing countries, growing use of new materials and technologies, and the appearance of new pollutants and pharmaceutical molecules.
The number of premature deaths each year due to air pollution, the major risk factor according to the IEA, in 2040 (6.5 million in 2015).
The annual cost of loss of well-being due to pollution, equivalent to 6.2% of the world’s generation of wealth.
Source : The Lancet.
The loss of landbased biodiversity predicted by 2050 if nothing is done, with significant losses in Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
Source : OCDE.
The links between health and the environment in 2040
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