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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


Options, Strategies and Measures for the Mitigation of Climate Change

Release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group 3


Peter Hennicke

Peter Hennicke Has Become Member of the Club of Rome

Former president of the Wuppertal Institute joined international think tank


Hermann E. Ott

Research on Global Strategies of Sustainability and Wealth

Hermann Ott back at the Wuppertal Institute



Does the Climate Regime Need New Types of Mitigation Commitments?

Article by Wolfgang Sterk and Lukas Hermwille in "Carbon and Climate Law Review"


Offshore wind farm

Sustainable Use of Surplus Electricity by Wind Power

Documents now available in English language



Should Joint Implementation be Abandoned?

Carbon Mechanisms Review 1-2014