High with low: Harnessing the power of demand-side solutions for high wellbeing with low energy and material demand

  • Masahiro Sugiyama
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Dominik Wiedenhofer
  • Benigna Boza-Kiss
  • Tao Cao
  • Joyee S. Chatterjee
  • Souran Chatterjee
  • Takuya Hara
  • Ayami Hayashi
  • Yiyi Ju
  • Volker Krey
  • María Fernanda Godoy León
  • Luis Martinez
  • Eric Masanet
  • Alessio Mastrucci
  • Jihoon Min
  • Leila Niamir
  • Setu Pelz
  • Joyashree Roy
  • Yamina Saheb
  • Roberto Schaeffer
  • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
  • Bas van Ruijven
  • Yoshiyuki Shimoda
  • Elena Verdolini
  • Frauke Wiese
  • Yohei Yamaguchi
  • Caroline Zimm

The authors are all devoted energy system and sustainability transformation scholars, who collaborate regularly and actively at global and local levels to advance the knowledge space of demand-side solutions and policies. They are members of a growing bottom-up initiative, the Energy Demand Changes Induced by Technological and Social Innovations (EDITS) network (https://iiasa.ac.at/projects/edits), which builds on various research disciplines to facilitate advances in modeling, data compilation, and analysis of the scope and breadth of the potential contributions of demand-side solutions for climate change mitigation, improved wellbeing for all, and sustainability, complementing supply-side solutions for decarbonizing the energy and material systems.