Logo of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
To the main menuTo the submenuTo the main content
Roads from Rio+20

Potential exists to achieve all goals simultaniously

There are alternative pathways along which sustainable development goals could be achieved, but all require transformative changes.

Our analysis explores three alternative pathways, consisting of different combinations of technological measures and consumption changes that would achieve our set of sustainable development goals. However, these pathways also encounter particular problems, such as the environmental impacts of intensive agriculture or the difficulty of influencing consumption patterns. Although not all combinations are possible, combining elements of the pathways could make the response strategy more robust. This would also do justice to the pluriformity within society, as different elements would appeal to different actors.