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How can transitions to a sustainable society be shaped? Research work at the Wuppertal Institute interlinks aspects of climate, environment and resources. It combines ecological questions with issues related to economic and societal change. Our research work is based on a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of natural, social and cultural sciences; engineering and economics. Based on a transdisciplinary approach our science actively integrates actors of change. Research methodology at the Wuppertal Institute follows the transition concept.

What's New

Politics of Sufficiency

The Politics of Sufficiency - Making It Easier to Live the Good Life

New book free for download



A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies

Anthology with texts of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker



Impacts and Sustainability of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

Article by the WISIONS-project team



Atmospheric Research From Different Perspectives

New book bridging the gap between natural and social sciences



Modelling Decisions on Energy-Efficient Renovations

Article in the "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews"



Developing a Sectoral New Market Mechanism

Article in the journal "Climate Policy"