Pathways to Effective, Efficient, Resilient and Fair Transformations of the Energy System

This project addresses three questions crucial to the development of a future low-carbon energy system: What measures are necessary to make the German energy transition socially sustainable? How can targeted strategies for the growth of sustainable energy systems beyond Germany be developed and advanced in cooperation with local stakeholders? How can the existing energy system be decarbonised without causing social harms? These aspects are frequently neglected in scientific and policy debates relating to the energy transition. The development at the IASS of a social sustainability barometer for the German energy transition will move these issues into the foreground.