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Clean Technologies Can Harmonise Steelmaking and Climate Protection

A new report examines eight ways to reduce CO2 emissions from steelmaking – and finds some methods have clear advantages over others


Achieving Climate Neutrality with Direct Air Capture

Article presents for the first time the costs and resource requirements of a possible rollout in Germany in 2045


Green financing: A Catalyst for Sustainable Energy Transition in Rural China

Flagship report on green financing in China and Europe published


Researching Real-World Labs and their Socio-Ecological Effects

GAIA special issue on real-world laboratory research published 


Smart Energy Solutions for Africa

The SESA project published the "Sustainable Energy Solutions Catalogue"

Top 10 Publications of 2023

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

Japanische und deutsche Flagge

Japan and Germany on the Way to COP28 Energy Goals?

German and Japanese experts are committed to promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency

Publication series

Decarbonisation Discourse in Society, Industry, Politics and Science

Wuppertal study on the influence of public discourse on decarbonisation in Germany published

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One-Stop-Shop: Guide for Energy Renovations

The Wuppertal Institute developed and tested concepts for one-stop-shops for energy renovation with twelve partner organisations in the ProRetro project

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High Interest in Transfers of Emission Reductions

Global carbon market: Analysis on the role of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement in parties’ Nationally Determined Contributions published


COP28: Impact Will Depend on Actual Implementation

Wuppertal Institute publishes assessment of the UN Climate Conference

Anti-Award "Fossil of the Day" Given to Israel by Climate Action Network

Wuppertal Institute distances itself from the awarding and suspends membership of the network with immediate effect

Energy-efficient buildings

Strengthening Global Climate Governance and International Cooperation for Energy-Efficient Buildings

New Article published in "Energy Efficiency"


Reports and Analyses Ahead of COP28

Carbon Mechanisms Review "Will Dubai Deliver?" published

micro-hydro power system in Nepal

Shaping Sustainable Futures in Nepal

WISIONS conference facilitates transdisciplinary exchange

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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

Cycle path

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

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