We began Future Agenda 2.0 by identifying 22 topics that we believe cover the most significant areas open for major change over the next decade, and invited an expert to write an initial point of view on each subject.
Grouped into four sections, the global challenges, options and possibilities, the way forward, and impacts and implications, these have been edited into a standard format to ease navigation and to ensure a common structure. The intention from the start was not only to get views for each topic on what the future would be, but also to get perspectives on which way we should go, why, and with what consequences.
These initial perspectives were then used to initiate conversations in workshops throughout 2015. Each comprised between 20 – 25 experts who helped refine the arguments and explore new areas of interest. Over the year, more than 3,000 people in 45 different locations participated. Some of our workshops were within single organisations but many brought together different expertise from many different avenues.