By Jean Chateau, Cuauhtemoc Rebolledo and Rob Dellink of the OECD Environment Directorate, 2011.

This report presents global socioeconomic baseline projections until 2050. It highlights how different drivers affect growth in GDP, and how this in turn affects energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The Baseline scenario documented here serves as a background document for the preparation of the Socioeconomic Developments chapter of the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050. The baseline has been constructed using the ENV-Linkages model, which is described in detail in a separate paper of the OECD Environment Working Paper series.

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