The Breakthrough Effect: How to trigger a cascade of tipping points to accelerate the net zero transition
19 January 2023
In high-emitting sectors of the economy, it is vital to understand where tipping points exist that could propel accelerated adoption of zero-emission solutions; High-emitting sectors of the economy do not exist in isolation from each other – they are highly inter-connected, and zero-emission solutions can influence transitions in multiple sectors simultaneously; Different actions are required across every sector to bring forward positive tipping points, depending on the stage of development of their dominant zero emission solutions. The report examines where positive socioeconomic tipping points may exist for zero-emission solutions and what conditions can activate these tipping points. When the conditions are set to trigger tipping points, reinforcing feedback loops become a dominant market driver and the adoption of zero carbon solutions scales up an S-curve. 'The Breakthrough Effect: How to trigger a cascade of tipping points to accelerate the net zero transition’, developed by Systemiq in partnership with the University of Exeter and Simon Sharpe is a contribution to Systems Change Lab with the support of Bezos Earth Fund.