01 March 2013

WBGU comic book on the great transformation

A report by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) has been adapted as a comic for the first time. IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic serves on the WBGU and appears in the comic book.

©Verlag: Jacoby & Stuart 2013

©Verlag: Jacoby & Stuart 2013

The comic – called “The Great Transformation – Will we get our act together on climate change?” – is based on the WBGU’s report World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability. In nine episodes, WBGU members take on the role of comic heroes to explain the Great Transformation towards a climate-friendly, sustainable society. The book is part of a communication project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) which aims to evaluate alternative knowledge-transfer approaches on complex future issues. The WBGU had previously recorded this report in English as a video-based course for use by universities.The book was edited by Council member Reinhold Leinfelder, Alexandra Hamann and Claudia Zea-Schmidt and is published by Jacoby & Stuart. An English version is planned.

More information about the book is available on the WBGU Web site.

Image credit: ©Verlag: Jacoby & Stuart 2013

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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

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