Drivers of Transformative Change -Empirical evidence from the German Energiewende

IET- International Energy Transition GmbH contributed to an international analysis of policy options for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for transformational change in developing countries by UNEP/DTU. The study focused on drivers for transformational change in the German energy sector. The case study assesses the ongoing transformation of the German energy system – the so-called Energiewende – from a historical perspective in order to understand the underlying factors that have enabled a paradigm shift in politics, society and business. The analysis focuses on the establishment of a long-term vision, the importance of coalitions of actors, and technological innovation. The report “Transformational Change for Low Carbon and Sustainable Development” was published in the Perspectives series in 2015.