Systems Change and Shifts Needed

| February 17, 2024 | Leave a Comment

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Year of Publication: 2024

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: World Resources Institute

To limit warming to below 1.5 degrees C, halt biodiversity loss, and secure a more just, equitable society, we need to transform 15 global systems.

Systems Change Lab identifies more than 70 critical changes – what we call shifts – that can help deliver systemwide transformations. These shifts are changes within a system, and when multiple shifts work together, they can spur transformational change.

No single technology, policy, or actor alone can achieve these critical shifts. Rather, it will take a community of people working together across systems to employ innovative solutions and accelerate change. To provide a global snapshot of efforts made toward each shift, we measure progress toward 2030 and 2050 targets pulled from the best available science, as well as monitor factors that can impede or enable change.

Explore these shifts here and the data dashboard here (interactive).

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