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Thermal image of a private household

Energy Efficiency Investment Beyond Economics

Understanding the decision-making of German small private landlords


The Diffusion of Sustainable Family Farming Practices in Colombia

How to broaden this emerging sociotechnical niche


The Experience Curve Theory and its Application in the Field of Electricity Generation Technologies

A literature review

Transforming the Iranian Energy System towards Sustainability

Cooperation of the Wuppertal Institute, the Sharif University and the Tehran University


Decarbonising the Transportation Sector

Policy options, synergies, and institutions to deliver on a low-carbon stabilisation pathway

Co-operation opportunities met in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Establishing Industrial Symbiosis by Means of Intelligent Waste Data

Research Unit Circular Economy of the Wuppertal Institute travelled to Vietnam for cooperation discussions


Linking the Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030

New article published in "GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society"


Transition and Social Practices

Integrating users and actors for tailored product-service solutions

Change: Next exit

Deep Decarbonisation of Energy Systems in Europe

Tracking sectoral progress


The Role of Water in the Energy Transition

New research project on the water-energy nexus

Dr. Laura Woltersdorf Receives "Transformative Science" Research Prize

Sustainable water use concept impresses the jury

Promoting German and Japanese Energy Transition

First GJETC study results presented in Tokyo


Developing a Highly Efficient Micro-Scale CHP System

25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition proceedings online


How to Design Eco-Feedback Devices Efficiently

An experimental Living Lab study on the effect of feedback devices on heating energy consumption

Dr. Maja Göpel

Dr. Maja Göpel Joined the WBGU

Former head of Berlin Office is now Secretary General

Climate Change Mitigation Pathways for Southeast Asia

CO2 emissions reduction policies for the energy and transport sector


Sustainable Mobility through Fuel Cells and H2

Shell hydrogen study translated into English

The Circular Economy - Resource-Efficient and Digital

Recently published "in brief": Can the digital transformation pave the way for resource-efficient materials cycles?

FactorY "Action and Trade"

Magazine in English language now available

Assessing the Significance of Social Impacts of Renewable Power Plants

Article published in "Environmental Impact Assessment Review"


Decoupling Energy and Resource Use from Growth in the Indian Construction Sector

Three policy briefs published

Green Light for New EU Energy Label System

Which energy classes apply to which appliances will once again be presented with the letters A to G

Traffic light with cyclist in the background

How Walking and Cycling Reduce Congestion

FLOW Quick Facts published

Happy in Wuppertal

The Wuppertal Institute blazes a new path in the research of well-being

André Dzikus (UN-Habitat), Hilmar von Lojewski (Association of German Cities) and Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute)

Combining Cities and Sustainability

Joint Memorandum signed


Global Climate

Article in Yearbook of International Environmental Law

Exhaust Fumes

On a Pathway to Decarbonisation

A comparison of new passenger car CO2 emission standards and taxation measures in the G20 countries


Assessing the Fuel Poverty Vulnerability of Urban Neighbourhoods

Paper uses a spatial multi-criteria decision analysis for the German city of Oberhausen


Vision Development towards a Sustainable North Rhine-Westphalia 2030

Paper presents results from a science-practice-dialogue

Young group of people brainstorming

Participation of the Youth as Part of a Social Transformation towards Sustainable Development

The future of youth participation in North Rhine-Westphalia