"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."
― Wangari Maathai
Different seasons emphasise different aspects.
SPRING is a time of growth and development.
SUMMER is a time of prosperity, yet a few countries are facing economic hardship.
Economic prosperity can also be seen as a sign of success and abundance. However, not everyone has equal access to these resources, and inequalities can arise when some people have more access to wealth, opportunities, and resources than others.
FALL is a time of change, as the leaves change color and fall to the ground. It is also a sign of the bounty for fruits.
WINTER is a time of preparation for crisis. Addressing the energy and climate crisis may require a collective effort to prepare for the challenges ahead. Snow here is a symbol of the challenges and difficulties that we face as a society.
the present future
Each tree tells a performance story by visualizing performance metrics of each sub-region and country.
the last 10 years
Roots show global performances over past 10 years (from 2010 to 2020). The past provides foundation for the present and future just like roots of a tree.
the future of frontiers
The sky visualizes the buzz of 20 development and 18 innovation frontiers from seven categories.
Just as the future holds the potential for growth and development, development and innovation are like the sunlight and rain that provide energy and water for a tree to grow and flourish.
Designed and created by Liuhuaying Yang