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Roads from Rio+20

Methodology applied in the report

The analysis is based on a model-based backcasting approach combined with analysis of governance issues

For this study, a backcasting approach was used, meaning that pathways were designed that would achieve the sustainability goals to explore the level of effort involved (taking into account technical feasibility constraints). We considered the challenge of achieving the comprehensive set of goals, within the same time frame, for different issues. It is clear that there are important linkages between the issues. Therefore, the PBL integrated assessment model IMAGE was used in combination with related models for biodiversity, human health and climate policy (GLOBIO, GISMO and FAIR, respectively). These models provide a global overview, while differentiating between world regions.

 Pathways for meeting sustainable development goals

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