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Steel industry

Strategies for a Climate-Neutral Basic Industry in Europe

Wuppertal Institute supports study by Agora Energiewende: summary published


Voluntary CO2 Compensation: Caught Between Credibility and Feasibility

New JIKO Policy Paper examines the future of the voluntary carbon market

Circular Economy

Digital Transformation of the Circular Economy

White Paper on the digital circular economy for industrial transformation published

World Safety

Research Activities and Information on the Corona Pandemic

Publications of the Wuppertal Institute


International Climate Governance Can Promote Sustainable Recovery

Article published in Climate Policy Journal


It's the End of the COP as We Know It!

Reflections on the results of an online expert workshop series on the future of the international climate conferences


How to Raise Ambition Through Carbon Offsetting?

Blog posts and online seminar on the lessons learned and post-2020 prospects for offsets as a climate policy instrument

Industry process

How Germany will Become Climate-Neutral by 2050

Study by the Wuppertal Institute, Prognos and Öko-Institut shows ways to achieve climate-neutrality


Rising Food Consumption Puts the Planet Under Pressure

An assessment of the environmental footprint of expanding food consumption of European households

steel industry

Unavoidable CO2 Production in North Rhine-Westphalia's Industry

IN4climate.NRW names criteria for the unavoidable industrial CO2 production


Consumer Preferences of Online Stores with Circular Economy background

The ideal web presence of companies with circular business models takes consumer experiences into account

Jana Zscheischler

Jana Zscheischler Receives Research Prize "Transformative Science"

Transformative research concept for sustainable land management convinces jury


Preparing Local Authorities for Crisis

Policy Brief of the SUITS project demonstrates how local transport authorities were prepared to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic


Knowledge Management Across Multiple Levels

Article investigates current practices of climate action managers and envisions an effective, innovative multilevel knowledge system for municipal climate action

Food waste

Avoiding Food Waste with Effective Measures

Book chapter deals with the effectiveness and efficiency of food-waste prevention


Annual Resources Are Used Up

Due to the Corona pandemic, this year´s Earth Overshoot Day will take place three weeks later

Scrap metal

Sustainable Use of Metals

Article compares national strategies for sustainable use of the non-renewable resources


The Transition Controversy

New issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review published

wind parc

The Expansion of Renewables at Competitive Electricity Prices

Position paper "Shaping industry's future consistently" by IN4climate.NRW

Mobile phone

Testers Wanted for Sustainability App

The coaching tool "SUSLA" helps you individually to experience a greener way of life

Plastic waste

Chemical Plastics Recycling Offers Many Opportunities for Climate Protection

An analysis from IN4climate.NRW shows potentials of the circular economy


How to Kick-Start Article 6.4?

Identifying ways to make the Art. 6.4 mechanism operational


When Climate Meets Economy

How does this affect the legitimacy of international institutions?

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

Solar Decathlon Europe 21 Postponed

Competition in Germany takes place in June 2022


Harnessing International Climate Governance to Drive Green Post-Pandemic Recovery

New discussion paper by the Wuppertal Institute recommends international cooperation and exchange

Thermal insulation

Energy-Efficient Refurbishment from a Single Source

Launch of the EU-funded "ProRetro" project

Digitalisation Sustainability

A Roadmap for Driving a Socio-Ecological Digital Transformation

The launch of the "Transformation Roadmap Digitalisation and Sustainability" research project

EU Green Deal

European Green Deal

Research activities and information of the Wuppertal Institute on the European Green Deal

Industry process

Infrastructure Needs for Climate-Neutral Industry in Europe

Policy Brief: decarbonisation of basic industries in Europe needs integrated and coordinated strategy for renewable energies and infrastructure deployment

Coal Region Toolkit Cover

Toolkits for Practitioners in Coal Regions

Four new toolkits to support European coal regions published on Coal Regions in Transition Platform