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Residential buildings

Identifying Business Opportunities for Green Innovations

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

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Additionality Revisited

New Carbon Mechanisms Review


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

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Trends and Practices of Circular Economy Development

E-book about constructing a green circular society published


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

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Phasing-out Coal, Reinventing European Regions

Coal mining phase-out in Europe: analysis published

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Design for a Sustainable World

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


Sustainability Potentials of Sporting Goods

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


Realising Sustainable Nutrition

Sustainability assessment of out-of-home meals


"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


Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility

Dissertation: Towards Factor 10 of Automobility

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Effectively Reducing Food Waste

Documentation of the expert forum 2017

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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


Runner-up in GAIA Best Paper Award 2017

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


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

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Decarbonising Passenger Cars

Wuppertal Paper 193 to be concerned with policy options for actors

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Experience Exchange Energy Transition and Smart City

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

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Approach of Resource Efficiency at EU Level

Article published about the institutional dimension of resource efficiency


COP23 Analysis: The Calm Before the Storm

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

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Circular Economy Potential in the Carpet Industry

Article published in Journal of Global Economics


WISIONS is Looking for Innovative Knowledge Exchange Activities

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


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


Sustainable Urban Transition Paths in China

DFG grant for Sino-German collaboration on sustainable urban transition


The Impact of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

SUITS project has released first Policy Brief

Innovation Infrastructures 4.0

Position paper now available


Transition to Low-Carbon Cities

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