Climate change: what will life look like in 2050?

In 2021, we asked experts to predict what life will be like in 2050. The remarkable findings were published in a report called Future Worlds 2050.

We’ve been working with Nemorin Film & Video to bring our Future Worlds 2050 project to life and create a film which looks at the expectations and possibilities for our future.

This first film focuses on the climate crisis.

Future Worlds 2050 project

Our Future Worlds 2050 project was set up to explore changes and uncertainties in the legal profession in England and Wales. We have focused on the next 30 years through the lens of global trade and competition.

A range of thought leaders from a broad cross-section of industries provided insight to help us create a plausible picture of possible future worlds.

From the 2030s, 2040s and 2050s, they used their expertise to focus on the role of the law. They also illustrated the opportunities and challenges for legal service providers in these different operating environments.

The climate crisis

In June we published our first report looking at findings from the 2020-2030 decade.

An urgent and consistent theme that emerged from our interviews was the climate crisis, and its wide-ranging cascade of impacts across:

In drawing our attention to the severity of the situation and the very real possibilities unfurling, the film also raises hope for 2050 and recognises the ingenuity of humanity and the role of lawyers in actively shaping the decisions of their clients, governments and wider business.

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