Assessing opportunities for scaling out, up and deep of win-win solutions for a sustainable world

  • Ines OmannEmail author
  • Moritz Kammerlander
  • Jill Jäger
  • Alexander Bisaro
  • J. David Tàbara


Win-win solutions (WWSs) that reconcile climate with economic goals offer a new suite of opportunities to build the necessary economic conditions for achieving a good life for all and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. However, a systematic assessment of such solutions is still missing. Addressing this gap, a Global Dialogue on win-win solutions was implemented within the GREEN-WIN project to (1) co-develop a vision about ‘which kind of economy do we want for which kind of world?’, (2) identify exemplary WWSs in diverse domains of action and (3) evaluate the possibilities to scale win-win solutions and thus contribute to changing current core economic practices. Our assessment focuses on the potential of ‘scaling out, up and deep’ of solutions to attain a vision of a sustainable world. We find that critical factors for scaling such experiences across the globe are initiating and facilitating opportunities for sharing information and knowledge, boosting multi-stakeholder collaboration and co-creating and building transformative capacities, while ensuring financial support for niche experimentation.



We thank our project partners and all participants in the Global Dialogue process for their invaluable contributions to the identification of WWSs.

Funding information

This work has been carried out with financial support for the GREEN-WIN project ( from the European Commission (Grant number 642018).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ines Omann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Moritz Kammerlander
    • 1
  • Jill Jäger
    • 1
  • Alexander Bisaro
    • 2
  • J. David Tàbara
    • 3
  1. 1.Jaeger InternationalViennaAustria
  2. 2.Global Climate ForumBerlinGermany
  3. 3.UABBarcelonaSpain

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