Sustainable development pathways achieving Human well-being while safeguarding the climate And Planet Earth

SHAPE will develop and analyse Sustainable Development Pathways (SDPs) that achieve the SDGs in 2030 and maintain sustainable development to reach the Paris climate goals until 2100. To this end, the project sets out to analyse three key questions: a) What are the crucial interactions, both trade-offs and synergies, between climate action and other SDGs related to land and water, consumption and production, and questions of economic development and inequalities? b) Which system transformations can overcome trade-offs and enhance synergies to achieve a broad range of sustainable development objectives simultaneously? c) What are effective means of governance facilitating the deep transformations required to climate action and other SDGs while mitigating trade-offs and exploiting synergies between them, on both the regional and global level?


Sep 01, 2019 until Jun 30, 2023

Funding Agency



Elmar Kriegler

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