Foresight Briefs

Foresight Briefs highlight a hotspot of environmental change, feature an emerging science topic, or discuss a contemporary environmental issue. They provide a systematic way of examining possible future outcome of emerging environmental issues that can also inform decision making today. UNEP's Foresight Briefs aim to present emerging issues, systemic insights and possible policy solutions on a wide range of topics related to our environment in a short readable document.


Causal Influences:

(+) Influence is in the same direction

(−) Influence is in the opposite direction

Current Foresight Brief

Current Foresight Brief

Lead has wide-ranging effects on health, with concomitant personal, societal and economic impacts, and thus, it was identified as one of the 10 chemicals of major public health concern globally. The 21st edition of UNEP's Foresight Brief highlights these issues and shows that eliminating the danger of lead-paint exposure is a globally achievable goal.

Foresight Projects

UN System Informal Strategic Foresight Network (HLCP)

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