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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

Lima Climate Summit

At Snails' Pace on the Road to Paris

Wuppertal Assessment of the Lima Climate Summit



Transition to a Resource-Efficient Circular Economy

Annual EIO report published



A Chinese City on its Way to a Low Carbon Future

Article in the Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems



Cooperation with EU's Largest Climate-Innovation Initiative

Wuppertal Institute is Climate-KIC partner now


Schwebebahn Wuppertal

Season's Greetings

New Years greetings from the Wuppertal Institute


Emissions trading

Role of the Market Mechanisms in the 2015 Agreement

Carbon Mechanisms Review 4-2014