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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


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


Factory 1/2013


Fifth issue of the factory-magazine available in English language


Emissions trading

The Role of CDM and Offsets as Part of Future Carbon Markets

Final project report now available



Crowdsourcing as a Method of Transdisciplinary Research

Article in the journal "Futures"


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2013 - Another Record Year for Renewables

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report published