The world in 2030 will be shaped by powerful and relatively certain global trends that we observe today. Societal trends are a continued population growth and increasing urbanisation, increasing difficulties in providing adequate amounts and quality of food and water and continuously increasing expectations with regard to health, safety, security and our impact on the environment. Significant economic trends are the increasing GDP share of developing countries; a continued growth of energy consumption, and a growing volume of trade with changing patterns. The two possibly biggest drivers are climate disruption and digitalisation. Both are accelerating and their impact might be larger than currently expected.