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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


Approaches to Influence Mobility Behaviour

Two new Horizon 2020-projects have started


Dry land

The Land Footprint of the EU Bioeconomy

Article in "Land Use Policy"


Wind farm

Critical Minerals and Renewables

Article in the journal "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews"


7th Sustainable Summer School

Exploring Ways for Sustainable Transformation in a Limited World

Invitation to students dealing with design and sustainability to the 7th Sustainable Summer School



The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries

New Article in the Book "Decentralized Solutions for Developing Economies"


Waste paper

Towards the Circular Economy: Waste Contracting

New Article in the International Journal of Waste Resources