The National Outlook is a world-first attempt to forecast what Australia's 'physical economy' – the essential nexus of water, energy and food - might look like in 2050.

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Steve Hatfield-Dodds: With the world's population rising to nine billion by 2050, choices we make today are crucial to our national wellbeing.

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The Australian National Outlook explores 20 possible futures for energy, food, water and Industry over the next 35 years.

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Forty scientists analyse these future pathways using our integrated framework with nine economic and environmental models.

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The findings revealed that community decisions matter and will shape our prosperity, and that economic growth and stability can be partners not competitors.

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National Outlook Team – finalists in the Eureka Prizes 2017

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