The German federal government set up WBGU as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit. The Council's principal tasks are to:
In 2011, the WBGU published its most recent flagship report entitled, World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability (2011). In 2013, they plan to release a new major thematic study on the world's oceans, which will provide a new focal point in identifying global environmental, economic and technological challenges and the opportunities which may arise.
Dr. Nakicenovic has sat on the Adivsory Council since 2008, and has participated in numerous plublications and events on behalf of the WBGU.
IIASA has contributed to a new online learning course now available from the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), a series of lectures discussing the global transformation to a low-carbon society. More
In order to transform to a system of clean and sustainable energy, Germany and other countries must invest billions in energy transformations. More
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, will give the opening address at the WBGU International Symposium ‘Towards Low-Carbon Prosperity: National Strategies and International Partnerships’, 9 May. More
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