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"SusBuild EU-China Dialogue on Sustainable Building Technologies" in Xi'an. (Source: Shaan Xi Building Energy Efficiency Association)

China's Buildings Going Green

SusBuild EU-China Dialogue on Sustainable Building Technologies


Shopping

Product Reuse is the Key to Waste Prevention

New EEA-report out now


Wind energy and photovoltaics

Profitable Investment in Funding Projects

Paper to introduce decision support system for experimental development funding


Plastic in the ocean

Rethinking Plastic

Video to explain the need for a circular economy to protect the oceans


Waste digitalisation

Digitalisation of Waste Flows

EurAsia Waste Management Symposium 2018: Presentation by Dr. Henning Wilts about digitalisation of waste flows for the realisation of industrial symbioses in Vietnamese industrial parks


bicycle trips

More Bicycle Traffic Makes Roads Safer

European city ranking: Oslo, Copenhagen, and Zurich have some of the cleanest air


PhD thesis

A Sustainable Level of Material Footprint

PhD thesis by Dr. Michael Lettenmeier: Benchmark for designing one-planet lifestyles


India's Narratives in Energy Policy

Paper published about the narrations that dominate debates about India's energy future


solar power plant

Participatory Scenario Development in Morocco

First local stakeholder workshop of the research project WANDEL


Wind farm

Where Roads Meet

Public and private finance for climate protection - Innovate4Climate Special Issue 2018


New Guest Researcher from India at the Wuppertal Institute

International Climate protection scholarship for young climate experts from emerging and developing countries


Multiple Impacts of Energy Efficiency

Horizon 2020-project COMBI presents results


Planning and Testing Approaches to Transformative Education

Partners in the education project "New qualification offers for 'change agents'" gather in Wuppertal


Industry

Conducting Dialog Processes with Industry the Right Way

Article by Daniel Vallentin describes important success factors


bicycle

Inner-City Neighbourhoods Without Cars

Experts discuss new mobility concepts in Taipei for three days


Fahnen

Climate Policy Is Not Only Made by Nation States

A new paper shows how transnational initiatives can improve their position in the Climate Change Conferences


timber consumption

Forests Under Inspection

New method measures Europe's timber consumption


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