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Welcome to the Wuppertal Institute

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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


Developing a Sectoral New Market Mechanism

Article in the journal "Climate Policy"



Capacity Building for a Transformational Change

Project documents now available


Manfred Fischedick

European Green Capital 2017

Manfred Fischedick again appointed to expert panel


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What Are the Capacities of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Europe?

Study of the European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production



Suggestion for a Resource Cap for Household Consumption

Article in the open-access journal "Resources"



How Effective are Small-Scale Energy Interventions in Developing Countries?

A post-evaluation analysis of 23 small-scale energy projects