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COP28 Needs to Fast-Forward the Global Energy Transition and Support for Developing Countries

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai


Social-Ecological Cooperative Housing

E-Book on community-based, transformative building and living published in Open Access

Plastic Mythbusters

Myths and facts about plastic: web quiz opens up a playful approach


Tourism and Carbon Offsetting

Policy paper published: Perspectives and motivation in the tourism industry in relation to the voluntary carbon market 

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Interactive Coal Transitions Maps

CINTRAN's flagship outputs is ready for use

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Driving Green Growth

Carbon Mechanisms Review published


Green Hydrogen Production in Germany: More Competitive than Expected

Study on demand, costs and development paths of hydrogen in Germany now available in English


The EU as a Normative Power?

Policy brief published: options for the EU to promote the integrity of corporate climate action


Transformative Mitigation Actions as an Outcome of the Global Stocktake

Project Report on behalf of the German Environment Agency suggests key mitigation actions to be agreed in the outcome of the Global Stocktake


Thinking Climate Protection and Sustainable Development More Closely Together

Commentary in Nature Climate Change suggests that global sustainability goals and climate protection need to be integrated more strongly


Citizens Assembly Members Call for Sufficiency and Regulation

New article compares citizen recommendations and EU member states' plans for action

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How the Urban Mobility Transition is Picking Up Momentum

This Zukunftsimpuls gives recommendations for action for pro-actively contributing towards shaping the mobility transition through exnovation and shows how mobility is more attractive without a car

How the Renewables Pull Effect can Influence Location Decisions

Article on effects of regional cost differences in renewable energies on location decisions published in "Energy Research & Social Science"


What Determines Ambition in National Climate Action?

Article on factors increasing ambitions for national targets in the Paris Agreement published in "npj Climate Action"


How Municipalities can Support Local Sufficiency Initiatives

Policy brief published: local sufficiency initiatives, their impact, and their relationship to growth-oriented governance systems


The Energy Transition in Colombia

New Wuppertal Paper published: Challenges and solutions for the energy transition in Colombia and Germany

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Why Europe Needs a Circular Approach to Critical Raw Material

Report on the EU Critical Raw Materials Act: Circular economy increases security of supply of raw materials for the green transformation

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Equity in the Global Stocktake

Discussion paper with four approaches for equitable and ambitious climate action


Exchange of Experience on the Phase-out of Fossil Fuel Production

Report on how structural change can succeed in a socially just way, with first-hand recommendations from Coal+ regions in transition

Policy Paper

This is how Mobility Data can Drive the Mobility Transition Forward

Policy paper with recommendations for mobility-as-a-service, mobility management and traffic planning presented

Steel Industry

15 Insights on the Global Steel Transformation

Study by Agora Industry and the Wuppertal Institute lines out how the global steel sector can become net zero by the early 2040ies

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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

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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

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A Place Where Green Ideas are Born

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

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