The Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) released its Megatrends report (in Dutch: „Megatrends. Ingrijpend, maar ook ongrijpbaar?”. shiftN played a key role in an early phase of the study. We surveyed the literature, did a comparative analysis between recently published megatrend studies, synthesized the insights into 6 megatrends, developed a concise, qualitative systems model and extrapolated future impacts on the Flemish environment. These insights were subsequently discussed in a series of expert panels (led by IDEA Consult). The VMM report provides a synthesis of our desktop research and summarizes the results of the expert panels.