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

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

PUBLICATIONS

Guivarch, C., Le Gallic, T., Bauer, N., Fragkos, P., Huppmann, D. , Jaxa-Rozen, M., Keppo, I., Kriegler, E., Krisztin, T. , Marangoni, G., Pye, S., Riahi, K. , Schaeffer, R., Tavoni, M., Trutnevyte, E., van Vuuren, D., & Wagner, F. (2022). Using large ensembles of climate change mitigation scenarios for robust insights. Nature Climate Change 10.1038/s41558-022-01349-x.

Liu, L., Schandl, H., West, J., Jiang, M., Ren, Z., Chen, D., & Zhu, B. (2022). Copper ore material footprints and transfers embodied in domestic and international trade of provinces in China. Journal of Industrial Ecology 10.1111/jiec.13285. (In Press)

McCallum, I. , Kyba, C.C.M., Laso Bayas, J.C. , Moltchanova, E., Cooper, M., Crespo Cuaresma, J., Pachauri, S. , See, L. , Danylo, O., Moorthy, I., Lesiv, M. , Baugh, K., Elvidge, C.D., Hofer, M. , & Fritz, S. (2022). Estimating global economic well-being with unlit settlements. Nature Communications 13, e2459. 10.1038/s41467-022-30099-9.

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