Development and justice through transformation: The Four Big ‘I’s. Special Report

Kraas F, Leggewie C, Lemke P, Matthies E, Messner D, Nakicenovic N, Schellnhuber HJ, Schlacke S, et al. (2016). Development and justice through transformation: The Four Big ‘I’s. Special Report. Berlin: WBGU - German Advisory Council on Global Change. ISBN 978-3-946830-01-6

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Abstract

2015 saw a historic double success for sustainability and climate policy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on climate ­protection establish a system of ambitious policy goals for the world. The group of twenty major ­industrialized and emerging economies (G20) now needs to resolutely advance implementation of both agreements, seizing the opportunity of this ‘Great Transformation’ to sustainability as a unique ­modernization project that could offer substantial economic development opportunities. Complete ­decarbonization of the world economy, which is necessary to avoid the gravest climate risks, can only be achieved by profoundly ­transforming energy systems and other high-emissions infrastructures. This transformation could inspire ­Innovation and channel Investment into sustainability and climate protection, and into the kinds of ­sustainable Infrastructures that need to be ­established and expanded. At the same time, the transformation could combat inequality and promote ­Inclusion within societies and globally, thus becoming an equity project.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The R&D project that generated this report was conducted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under grant number 01RIO708A3.
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 14:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14217

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