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.
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