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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

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Public-Private-Partnership for Bio-Based Products

Stefan Bringezu appointed to Scientific Committee of BBI



Call for Project Proposals for South East Asia

First SEPS-Call in 2014



The MIPS Approach: Resource Use in the Production and Consumption System

Article in the international open access journal "Resources"



The Institutional Framework for a Sufficiency Driven Economy

Article in "Ökologisches Wirtschaften"


Politics of Sufficiency

The Politics of Sufficiency - Making It Easier to Live the Good Life

New book free for download



A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies

Anthology with texts of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker