The National Outlook is a first attempt to understand and analyse the connections in Australia’s physical economy many decades into the future.
This first National Outlook:
1. Seeks to provide a better understanding of Australia’s physical economy. It has a particular focus on understanding two aspects: The ‘energy-water-food nexus’ and the prospects for Australia’s materials- and energy-intensive industries.
2. Explores over 20 possible futures for Australia out to 2050 against the backdrop of the past 40 years to identify key future global drivers and assess how these may impact our country.
3. Integrates these global perspectives into an uniquely Australian context in relation to plausible technological and policy settings we must consider as a nation to secure our future prosperity.