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Annual Resources Are Used Up

Earth Overshoot Day shows once again that the world is living far beyond its ecological means and biological resources


Taking the Natural Approach

Latest issue of Carbon Mechanisms Review

Taking the Host Country Perspective

New research paper explores complementarity of carbon markets and climate finance

Circular Economy

German Companies are yet to Leverage the Full Potential of Cross-Industry Collaboration for Scaling a Circular Economy

econsense, Accenture and Wuppertal Institute publish a new study

Purpose-Driven Corporate Management

Open-Access book release "Putting Purpose Into Practice"


A Recovery with Green Elements, but not a Green Recovery

Latest findings from the Green Recovery Tracker for Recovery and Recilience Plan submissions

Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke

Peter Hennicke Receives "Order of the Rising Sun" from Japanese Government

Japan's highest award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to Japanese culture and society

Cover of the Zero Waste Strategy

Hans Sauer Award for Kiel's Zero Waste Strategy

Waste prevention plans honored


Aligning with Paris: Voluntary Markets in Transition

New issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review published

steel industry

Transnational Decarbonization Club for the Steel Industry

Wuppertal Institute's concept for innovative international cooperation awarded and recommended to the US government


Parties Envisage Greater Use of Mechanisms

New JIKO Policy Paper on market mechanisms in latest NDC updates


25th International Passive House Conference Comes to Wuppertal

Wuppertal Institute supports hybrid event on sustainable building


Saving Energy in Public Buildings

New paper on the results of an energy saving competition in public buildings

EU flag

Is the EU's Green Recovery on Track?

Wuppertal Institute and E3G launch the "Green Recovery Tracker" assessing how green national recovery measures in EU member states are


Life Cycle Assessments Strengthen Sustainable Consumption

Article in the Journal of Cleaner Production examines how qualitative consumer research and quantitative environmental assessments can complement each other

Multiple dwelling with photovoltaic

Expansion of Photovoltaics in German Cities

An analysis of the tenant electricity model with the multi-level perspective


GAIA's Editorial Board Honours of 2020

Honorable mention for journal article on dilemmas in the socio-ecological transformation


Steering Land Transport in a Sustainable Direction with International Governance

Article published in Earth System Governance journal


Top Ten Publications 2020

The top ten peer-reviewed publications of the Wuppertal Institute of the year 2020


Wuppertal Institute in the Top Ten for the Fourth Time in the Environmental Policy Think Tank Comparison

2020 Global Think Tank rankings published


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Real-World Labs

Team of authors on success factors and challenges of the still young research approach


Tackling Energy Poverty in the Private Rented Sector

Wuppertal Institute investigates how to reduce energy poverty among tenants in ENPOR project


Digital Eco-Innovation as a Means to Reach a Circular Economy in Europe

New Biennial Eco-innovation Observatory Report draws attention to digital circular policies and technologies


Promoting Independant Transformative Research

Project EEVA was completed: Handbook for the promotion of transformative and transdisciplinary competences within the framework of a "Transformative Innovation Lab" published

House with photovoltaic

Assessment, Certification, and Use of Energy Performance Certificates

QualDeEPC project: new deliverable on practical application published


Online Trade: Consumer Protection and Sustainability

Policy paper on online trade in the field of tension between consumer protection and sustainability of the German Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs has been published

waste prevention

Updating of the German Waste Prevention Programme

Study evaluates the implementation status and provides recommendations for its further development

Coal-fired power station

Towards Sector-Wide Market-Based Climate Action

Carbon Mechanisms Review published


Design Options for the New International Market Mechanism

Publication of the final report from the project "Article 6 Design Options" on behalf of the German Environment Agency

EU Green Deal

European Green Deal

Research activities and information of the Wuppertal Institute on the European Green Deal

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