Achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the Agenda 2020 requires holistic Sustainable Development Pathways (SDPs) that maximise synergies and avoid, minimise or compensate for trade-offs. The orientation towards this much broader target space challenges the IAM community to broaden their previous scope considerably. The SHAPE Project has addressed this gap by aiming at creating and modelling a set of SDPs with multiple integrated assessment models. The project’s multi-method approach involved a co-creative narrative design process, as well as analyses of governance, equity and material flows.
The SHAPE final conference “New Sustainable Development pathways reflecting different societal perspectives” targeted at a broad audience. In the morning session, the overarching project results and their implications were presented and discussed with representatives from politics, business and civil society. In the topic-specific afternoon sessions, project results and reflections of the inter- and transdisciplinary co-creation process of the project were presented in more detail. Recordings of the keynote by Johan Rockström (PIK director), presentations, and the afternoon sessions are available on the SHAPE website.