World in transition – A social contract for sustainability

World in transition – A social contract for sustainability. German Advisory Council on Global Change, 2011, 400 p.

• full text (subject to final editing. Book will be available end of November 2011) : http://www.wbgu.de/fileadmin/templates/dateien/veroeffentlichungen/hauptgutachten/jg2011/wbgu_jg2011_en.pdf

• summary : http://www.wbgu.de/fileadmin/templates/dateien/veroeffentlichungen/hauptgutachten/jg2011/wbgu_jg2011_kurz_en.pdf

In this report, the WBGU explains the reasons for the desperate need for a post-fossil economic strategy, yet it also concludes that the transition to sustainability is achievable, and presents ten concrete packages of measures to accelerate the imperative restructuring. If the transformation really is to succeed, we have to enter into a social contract for innovation, in the form of a new kind of discourse between governments and citizens, both within and beyond the boundaries of the nation state…  (info source © WBGU http://www.wbgu.de/en/flagship-reports/fr-2011-a-social-contract/


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