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Wasserstoff

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


Passport

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


Flags

From Glasgow to the Future

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


Flags

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


Publication

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


school

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"


Sustainability

A Brief History of Environmental Justice

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


Food consumption

How Digitalisation Can Help to Transform the Food System

ShapingDIT-Study presents approaches for the transformation of production and consumption


steel industry

A Climate Club for the Global Steel Industry

Nature Climate Change journal publishes commentary


ground-breaking Solar Decathlon Europe

Solar Decathlon: Starting Signal for the Construction of the Houses in Germany

Project participants of the Solar Decathlon Europe welcomed the student teams


Picture book: All's Shell that Ends Shell

Living Like Hermit Crabs

The picture book "All's Shell that Ends Shell" by a Wuppertal Institute's research project vividly illustrates what makes a good life – not only for crabs


Mock-up Just Transition Toolbox-Cover

How to Make Coal Transitions Fair for All

The Wuppertal Institute has developed a toolbox to support practitioners in coal regions realising a just transition


Flags

The Road Ahead

Carbon Mechanisms Review: reports, analyses, and interviews on prospects for international carbon markets after the Glasgow breakthrough


Digitalisation

Shared Data is "Green" Data

Requirements and strategies for data ecosystems in the service of sustainability


Solar panels

Key Strategies Towards Decarbonised Energy Systems

GJETC presents three new studies with policy recommendations


Zero waste shop

Use of Unpacked Food and Reusable Solutions Slowed Down

Research group PuR investigated the effects of the Corona pandemic on packaging waste in Germany


Publication

Top 10 Publications of 2021

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


Forest

Glasgow Decisions on Mitigation Measures in the Forestry Sector in Focus

Policy Paper analyses future role of forestry activities on the global carbon market


Heater

Nearly 300 Policy Ideas for Energy Sufficiency

SöF junior research group releases policy database for energy sufficiency


Brown coal mining

Orientation for a Global Coal Phase-Out

Book volume with 15 country case studies on the political economy of coal has now been published - including German case study by the Wuppertal Institute


Residential buildings

Are Tenants Willing to Pay for Energy Efficiency?

Small-scale analysis shows that although there is a price premium for energy efficiency for rental flats in Wuppertal, it is very low


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