In its flagship report ‘World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability’, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) spells out the urgent need for, and the benefits of, a transformation towards sustainability. With reference to the example of climate change, the
The transformation towards a sustainable, low-carbon society is a societal search process. Although specific sustainability objectives can be defined, it is not possible to provide an exact description of the state of the economy and the society ultimately aspired to.
In its flagship report 'World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability’ (2011), the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) shows that a global transformation of energy systems which gives all the world’s people access to modern energy services while limiting human-induced