Response to Global Challenges

As earth’s population continues to rise in the years to come, current and future generations will face huge environmental and sustainability challenges. Dow and the scientific community recognize these global challenges and are confronting them head on.

Building & Construction

By 2030, the UN estimates that 40% of the world’s population will lack adequate housing. Learn more.

Consumer & Lifestyle

By 2030, the world’s middle class will double in size -- as will the need for more sustainable consumer goods. Learn more.

Energy & Climate Change

By 2050, global energy use is projected to grow by two-thirds. Learn more.

Food & Agriculture

By 2050, global demand for food could increase by 60%. Learn more.

Health & Wellness

2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation. Learn more.


The world will need up to $67 trillion in infrastructure investments by the year 2030. Learn more.


By 2050, global transport volume for passengers and goods will more than double. Learn more.


1.8 billion people will live in water-scarce regions by 2025. Learn more.