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Linking Development and Climate Goals in Nigeria's NDC

Study assesses pathways to achieving electricity access and climate goals in Africa's largest economy


Stabilising the Energy Supply Under Growing Shares of Renewables

German-Japanese Energy Transition Council addressing bottleneck issue in latest Outreach


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Enhance Cities' Policy Making Capacity

SPROUT kick-off in Zaragoza


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Looking over the Shoulder of International Climate Policy

Video explains initiative for an Independent Global Stocktake on the implementation of the Paris Agreement


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Steel, Cement, Chemicals: How Industry Heavyweights Aim to Become Climate Friendly

Wuppertal Institute and Clean Energy Wire organise research tour for journalists from all over the world


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Melanie Jaeger-Erben Wins Transformative Science Research Prize

Jury impressed by the professor's transdisciplinary sustainability research


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Multiple Benefits of EU Energy Efficiency Potential 2030

Open Access article published


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Social Impacts of Large-scale Solar Thermal Power Plants

Research paper analyses the development of the NOORo I solar power plant in Morocco


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Analysis of Electricity Generation in MENA Countries

Article describes preference of local stakeholders for renewable energies


Shaping Low Carbon Cities Requires an Integrative Approach

Manfred Fischedick, Chun Xia, and Ralf Schüle from the Wuppertal Institute travelled to Seoul


Digitalisation

Paving the Way for Sustainable Digitalisation

New In Brief presents key points for science and politics


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Biomass CHP-Technology has Promising Emission Saving Potentials

Conference article on HiEff-BioPower project published


SDGs up to 2030: Critical Look at Behavioural Patterns

On the occasion of this year's Youth Summit, 30 young people from France, Poland and North Rhine-Westphalia visited the Wuppertal Institute


Sustainability

Committee Evaluates the Environmental Performance

EMAS Awards 2019: jury members confirmed


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Earth Overshoot Day 2019

Humanity will have used nature's resource budget for the entire year


Coal Regions in Transition

Wuppertal Institute introduces case studies and recommendations for strategy development


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Decarbonising the Industrial Sector

Risks and opportunities associated with decarbonising Rotterdam's industrial cluster


Wasting Food, Wasting Resources

Article on potential environmental savings by reducing food waste one of the most downloaded articles in the Journal of Industrial Ecology


Effective Food Waste Prevention

Review of policy instruments and recommendations for effective food waste prevention


Accelerating Action

Carbon Mechanisms Review I4C Special 2019


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Preventing Plastic Waste

New waste report lists measures to avoid plastic waste


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Environmental Integrity and Ambition in Market Mechanisms

New article and discussion papers on the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement


Ensuring an Effective Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement

Paper analyses the functions of the Global Stocktake and modalities adopted in Katowice


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Peter Hennicke Receives the JACA Prize

Recognition for scientific exchange between Germany and Japan


Offsets in Carbon Taxes

Potential impacts of a domestic offset component in a carbon tax on mitigation of national emissions


Publication

Establishing Emissions Trading Systems with Success

UBA final report analyses contributions of different policy instruments to ETS development and takes a closer look at the ETS development process in Mexico and India


Publication

Check the Sustainability Development Goals

New article published in Technology Innovation Management Review


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Where Next for Carbon Markets?

New Carbon Mechanisms Review 1/2019 available


Appeal for a European Energy Transition

Wuppertal Spezial about energy transition in Europe published


Publication

New Industrial Revolution

About the synergies and challenges of industry 4.0 and the recycling economy