Vogel, J., Steinberger, J., O'Neill, D., Lamb, W., Krishnakumard, J.

Socio-economic conditions for satisfying human needs at low energy use: An international analysis of social provisioning

in Global Environmental Change, 29.06.2021

Peer Review , Applied Sustainability Sciences

Meeting human needs at sustainable levels of energy use is fundamental for avoiding catastrophic climate change and securing the well-being of all people. In the current political-economic regime, no country does so. Here, we assess which socio-economic conditions might enable societies to satisfy human needs at low energy use, to reconcile human well-being with climate mitigation.