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Data on Smartphone

How a Sustainable Digitalisation Works

"Bits & Trees" publication "Shaping Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society" gives impulses


Call for Concrete Sectoral Decarbonisation Roadmaps

Opinion article on leveraging the Global Stocktake for effective sectoral climate governance published


How Europe can Achieve Climate Neutrality as Early as 2045

Sufficiency-based energy scenario "CLEVER" published


The Combination of Public and Private Climate Finance

Carbon Mechanisms Review "Scaling Climate Action" published

Gas pipeline

Europe can Halve its Fossil Gas Use by 2030

Study "Breaking free from fossil gas: A new path to a climate-neutral Europe" published

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The Social and Environmental Impact of Artificial Intelligence

New episode of the podcast with Catherine Miller


Climate Protection Potential in Land Use, Buildings, Industry, Land Transport

Four policy briefs from "NDC ASPECTS" project highlight the relevance of global governance for decarbonising sectoral systems

Voluntary Carbon Market Needs Quality and Transparency (Again)

Carbon Mechanisms Review "Integrity first!" published

Community center in Independencia, Chile

A Place Where Green Ideas are Born

Initative WISIONS: Self-sufficient community center inaugurated in Independencia, Chile

Urban agriculture

Berlin Could Grow most of its own Vegetables

Urban agriculture with high potential: first comprehensive study on self-supply published

PV and wind energy

Energy Security and Decarbonisation as a Common Goal

German-Japanese Energy Transition Council experts discuss potential solutions

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Top 10 Publications of 2022

The ten best peer-reviewed publications of the Wuppertal Institute of the past year

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Path to Net Zero in Nigerian Cement Sector

Demand for cement in most Sub-Saharan African countries is set to triple by 2050


Using Market-Based Cooperation to Foster Ambition

How Germany could use Article 6  of the Paris Agreement to raise climate ambition


Pedelec Commuting as a Car Alternative

Wuppertal student research project sheds light on pedelec commuting from a social practice perspective

Claim "climate neutral"

More Transparency for "Climate Neutrality" and Other Claims

New policy paper published in Carbon Mechanisms Review

EU Flag and US Flag

Policy Learning not Trade War

Stock-taking of the lost decade from early Green New Deals towards the US Inflation Reduction Act

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Solar Tower Used for Process Heat for the First Time

SoPhosM project: Solar phosphate drying plant to be built in Morocco

Biogasanlage im argentinischen Los Pinos

New Biogas Plant Secures Water Supply

Project of the WISIONS initiative inaugurates a cooperatively run biogas demonstration unit in Los Pinos, Argentina

Wind energy

Building Skills and Capacities for Article 6 Activities

Carbon Mechanisms Review "Getting started" published


Last Call for 1.5 Degrees

Wuppertal Institute publishes assessment of the UN Climate Conference


A Sectoral Perspective on how Global Governance Can Help Solve Climate Change

NDC ASPECTS report on sectoral climate governance gaps and policy options

Group photo of the IAB

International Advisory Board: Focused on Future Impulse and Upcoming Work Phase

Annual meeting of the Wuppertal Institute's International Advisory Board met in hybrid format in Wuppertal in mid-October

steel industry

Circular Solutions for the Steel Industry

Case study article demonstrates the potential of the circular economy for the production of an industrial knife


COP27 Needs to Get the 1.5 Degrees Celsius Target Off Life Support

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Affordable Heating without Fossil Gas

New study by E3G shows how an active policy on heating decarbonisation can save billions and protect the climate

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Wuppertal Institute Joined CIRPASS

The Ecosystem Digital Product Passport (CIRPASS) lays the foundation for the deployment of European Digital Product Passports

Energy efficiency

Improving Energy Performance Certificates: Guidebook Published

QualDeEPC project publishes a guidebook for an enhanced and converging EPC assessment and certification scheme


Beyond Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis

Workshop: The German-Jordanian Water-Hydrogen Dialogue has successfully started

School board

Raising Climate Awareness at Schools

Wuppertaler Theses on the Schools4Future project published

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