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Global Sustainability – A Nobel Cause

Front matter (including blurb and editor biographies)
Foreword Angela Merkel
Preface Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Mario Molina, Nicholas Stern, Veronika Huber, and Susanne Kadner
Prologue: Save the boot room. Ian McEwan

PART I - The Great Transformation

    • Chapter 1: Transformations of the twenty-first century: transitions to greater sustainability. Murray Gell-Mann
    • Chapter 2 (commentary on chapter 1): Integrated sustainability and the underlying threat of urbanization. Geoffrey B. West
    • Chapter 3 (commentary on chapter 1): Earth system analysis and taking a crude look at the whole. Wolfgang Lucht
    • Chapter 4: Making progress within and beyond borders. Johan Rockström, Katrin Vohland, Wolfgang Lucht, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Ernst Ulrich vonand Weizsäcker, and Tariq Banuri
    • Chapter 5: Towards a sustainable future. James P. Leape and Sarah Humphrey

PART II - Climate stabilization and sustainable development

    • Chapter 6: Scientific understanding of climate change and consequences for a global deal. Stefan Rahmstorf, Jennifer Morgan, Anders Levermann, and Karsten Sach
    • Chapter 7: Towards a global deal on climate change. Nicholas Stern and Su-Lin Garbett-Shiels
    • Chapter 8: Commentary: The German contribution to a global deal. Sigmar Gabriel
    • Chapter 9: A ‘just’ climate agreement: the framework for an effective global deal. Sunita Narain
    • Chapter 10: Commentary: Carbon justice and forestation – the African perspective. Wangari Maathai
    • Chapter 11: Carbon offsets, the CDM, and sustainable development. Diana M. Liverman
    • Chapter 12: Insights into the climate challenge. Rajendra Pachauri
    • Chapter 13 (commentary on chapter 12): Climate change – learning from the stratospheric ozone challenge. Mario Molina
    • Chapter 14: Climate change, poverty eradication, and sustainable development. Nitin Desai
    • Chapter 15 (commentary on chapter 14): Development and sustainability: conflicts and congruence. Kirit S. Parikh

PART III - Institutional and economic incentives

    • Chapter 16: Robust options for decarbonizsation. Thomas Bruckner, Ottmar Edenhofer, Hermann Held, Markus Haller, Michael Lüken, Nico Bauer, and Nebojsa Nakicenovic
    • Chapter 17: Price and quantity regulation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ottmar Edenhofer, Robert Pietzcker, Matthias Kalkuhl, and Elmar Kriegler
    • Chapter 18 (commentary on chapter 17): Controlling climate change economically. James Mirrlees
    • Chapter 19: What is the top priority on climate change? Paul Klemperer
    • Chapter 20: Research and technology for sustainability – a global cause. Annette Schavan
    • Chapter 21 (commentary on chapter 20): Energy research and technology for a transition toward a more sustainable future. Nebojsa Nakicenovic

PART IV - Technological innovation and energy security

    • Chapter 22: A world powered predominantly by solar and wind energy. Walter Kohn [Addendum to chapter 22]
    • Chapter 23: Low-cost ‘plastic’ solar cells: a dream becoming a reality. Alan Heeger
    • Chapter 24: Smart grids, smart loads, and energy storage. Joachim Luther
    • Chapter 25: The SuperSmart Grid – paving the way for a completely renewable power system. Antonella Battaglini, Johan Lilliestam, and Gerhard Knies
    • Chapter 26: Getting the carbon out of transportation fuels. Felix S. Creutzig and Daniel M. Kammen
    • Chapter 27: Opportunities for technological transformations: from climate change to climate management? Maria Magdalena Titirici, Dieter Murach, and Markus Antonietti

PART V - A global contract between science and society

PART VI - The Potsdam Memorandum


Co-authors’ biographies