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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

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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

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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

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Raising Climate Awareness at Schools

Wuppertaler Theses on the Schools4Future project published


Establishing Digital Product Passports

Wuppertal Paper presents current solution approaches to the digital product passport for the establishment of a circular economy

Airplane take-off

Article 6 and CORSIA after Glasgow: Ready for take-off?

Second NDC ASPECTS Policy Brief published


From Glasgow to the Future

How does the COP26 outcome shape tomorrow's voluntary carbon market?


Re-Orienting the UN climate Conferences Towards Implementation of Climate Action

Wolfgang Obergassel, Lukas Hermwille and nine co-authors publish article in online journal WIREs Climate Change

Willington Ortiz at the European Development Days

Lab Debate at the European Development Days 2022

Willington Ortiz discussed future opportunities through just energy transitions in the Global South

Children with handmade Earth

One Earth is not Enough

Earth Overshoot Day 2022: From now on, humanity lives ecologically on credit

Shopping Jeans

New EU Strategy Is a Milestone Towards a Circular Economy for Textiles

Zukunftsimpuls paper from the Wuppertal Institute indicates how Germany can take on a pioneering role


Will the Voluntary Carbon Market Rise to the Challenge?

New Carbon Mechanisms Review published

EU Passport

Digital Product Passports Key to Driving Carbon Neutral Decisions

New report explores the benefits to store and share information throughout a product's life cycle

Wind energy

Successful Offsetting with High CO2 Price and Ambition

Wuppertal Institute research project OffSect presents analysis of advantages and disadvantages of offset approaches

fuel cell stack

Industrial Mass Production Without Negative Impacts

Start for Life Cycle Impact Zero project at the Enapter Campus

solar power plant

Energy System Transformation in the Middle East and North Africa

EnergyTransMod MENA: Presentation of the project results of the ten country studies


Awarded: Highest Potential for Savings Schools4Future

Jury of the eceee conference awarded the poster of the Schools4Future project with the award "Highest Potential for Savings"


A Brief History of Environmental Justice

Essay by Wolfgang Sachs in a special issue of the magazine Böll.Thema

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