Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)

The TISS group explores innovative solutions to environmental issues that integrate social, institutional, and governance drivers with technological and economic considerations, with an emphasis on improving conditions for the most deprived and marginalized in society.

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The TISS Group explores innovative solutions to environmental issues that integrate social, institutional, and governance drivers with technological and economic considerations, with an emphasis on improving conditions for the most deprived and marginalized in society. Specifically, the group investigates technological, social, and institutional innovations to address environmental challenges with a focus on end-use services for human wellbeing, explicitly integrating distributional, equity, institutional, and governance aspects into the assessment of these novel solutions under a broader framing of transformations underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through its research, TISS endeavors to provide a basis for new innovations, new business models, and social entrepreneurship that underpin transformations towards sustainable development. 



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CONTACT DETAILS

Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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PUBLICATIONS

Zimm, C. & Nakicenovic, N. (2022). What are the implications of the Paris Agreement for inequality? In: Making Climate Action More Effective: Lessons Learned from the First Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Eds. Pauw, W.P. & Klein, R.J.T., Routledge. ISBN 9780367754082

Nakicenovic, N. (2021). Globale Energietransformation hin zu Netto-Null. In: Deutschlands Neue Agenda: Die Transformation von Wirtschaft und Staat in eine klimaneutrale und digitale Gesellschaft. Eds. Grimm, V., Lang, J., Messner, D., Meyer, D., Meyer, L., Mikutta, S. & Schaible, S., pp. 141-148 Berlin, Germany: Econ-Verlag. ISBN ‎ 978-3430210690

Pahle, M., Schaeffer, R., Pachauri, S. , Eom, J., Awasthy, A., Chen, W., Di Maria, C., Kiang, K., et al. (2021). The crucial role of complementarity, transparency and adaptability for designing energy policies for sustainable development. Energy Policy 159, e112662. 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112662.

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