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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

Changzhou Old City District

Press Release
Learning Cities: "Urban Studios" in Chinese Partner Cities

Project Supports Student Ideas for Sustainable Urban Development in China and Germany



Sustainable Urban Mobility

EVIDENCE-project Video available


Picture Frame Vision

Growth in Transition

New Paper for download


Shopping bags

Waste Prevention in a "Leasing Society"

Article in the International Journal of Waste Resources


Lima Climate Summit

The Road to Paris: Road Work and New Horizons

An Assessment of the Climate Conference in Lima (COP20 / CMP10) and the Prospects of COP21 / CMP11


Emissions trading

Transformative Potential of the New Market Mechanism

JIKO Policy Paper 01/2015