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Residential buildings

Identifying Business Opportunities for Green Innovations

A quantitative foundation for accelerated micro-fuel cell diffusion in residential buildings


exhaust fumes

Additionality Revisited

New Carbon Mechanisms Review


heating

New Energy Poverty Website Goes Live

New online platform of the European Commission aims to improve the situation of low-income energy consumers in Europe


domestic waste

Trends and Practices of Circular Economy Development

E-book about constructing a green circular society published


cycleway

Insight into New Ways of Decongestion

Urban transport professionals gathered in Brussels to discuss projects that have brought data from tracking trips and transport modelling up to a 21st century level


coal power station

Phasing-out Coal, Reinventing European Regions

Coal mining phase-out in Europe: analysis published


domestic waste

Design for a Sustainable World

In the article "Design for sustainability" Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke calls for a rethink in product and service design


sports

Sustainability Potentials of Sporting Goods

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: Analysis on sustainable development potentials of the sporting goods industry


food

Realising Sustainable Nutrition

Sustainability assessment of out-of-home meals


containership

"Transport Sector must be Decarbonised Rapidly"

Oliver Lah talks about the future of the transport sector and pleads for a wider sustainable urban development approach


carsharing

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility

Dissertation: Towards Factor 10 of Automobility


food waste

Effectively Reducing Food Waste

Documentation of the expert forum 2017


urban quarter

The World as a Laboratory

GAIA special issue about experimental formats for transdisciplinary sustainability research


climate change

Oxford University Press Publishes Analysis of UN Climate Conference in Marrakech

Article by Wuppertal Institute published in Yearbook for International Environmental Law


Sharing Experience on the Implementation of Agenda-2030

Belarusian government delegation visits Berlin


Bike

Runner-up in GAIA Best Paper Award 2017

Journal "GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society" awards second place to Wuppertal Institute article


magazines

Top Ten Publications 2017

The top ten peer-reviewed publications of the Wuppertal Institute of the year 2017


The Wuppertal Institute is Mourning Professor Dr. Gerhard Scherhorn

Economist passed away at age 88


exhaust fumes

Decarbonising Passenger Cars

Wuppertal Paper 193 to be concerned with policy options for actors


lecture series

Experience Exchange Energy Transition and Smart City

Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick holding a lecture series in Canada


EU flag

Approach of Resource Efficiency at EU Level

Article published about the institutional dimension of resource efficiency


Flags

COP23 Analysis: The Calm Before the Storm

A detailed analysis of the 23rd world climate conference COP23 in Bonn


textile factory

Circular Economy Potential in the Carpet Industry

Article published in Journal of Global Economics


Windsolar

WISIONS is Looking for Innovative Knowledge Exchange Activities

Call for SEPS Proposals 2018: Now Open for Applications until 26 February 2018


analysis

Wuppertal Institute in the Top Ten in International Think Tank Comparison

2017 global think tank rankings published


New Trends for the Port of Rotterdam

Expert workshop on decarbonisation of the transport and logistics sector


Traffic

Sustainable Urban Transition Paths in China

DFG grant for Sino-German collaboration on sustainable urban transition


Traffic

The Impact of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

SUITS project has released first Policy Brief


Innovation Infrastructures 4.0

Position paper now available


passersby

Transition to Low-Carbon Cities

Article on the development of a framework and its application to the Cologne metropolitan area