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Sustainability

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


Plastic waste

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


Prize

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


Monsoon rain at an Indian tea plantation

Economic Effects of Sulphur Dioxide Emissions

Study published in Atmosphere Journal


Climate Change

Climate and Sustainable Development Governance Beyond National Governments

The role of non-state and subnational actors in implementing climate action and sustainable development


Prospective Leaders Visiting the Wuppertal Institute

Federal Chancellor Fellowship Programme: lecture and workshop on the topics of digitalisation and remanufacturing


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Green Talents Award Has Started

International cooperation in sustainability research


Real-world Labs Enhance Visibility

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Wuppertal Institute, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and Ecornet establish "Network of Real-World Labs for Sustainability"


Emissions

Design of Strategy Processes for Ambitious National Climate Protection

Article published on findings from the Deep Decarbonization Pathways network


Coal-fired power station

Coal Reader Available in English

Publication about challenges, benefits and possible pathways of coal phase-out in Germany


Young Climate Experts Visiting the Wuppertal Institute

Scholars from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Wuppertal


How to Digitise the Energy Transition

GJETC establishes new working group on digitisation


International

International Energy Policy Required

Climate compatible energy supply is not enough to overcome challenges


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Paris Agreement: Ship Moves Out of the Drydock

COP24 - detailed analysis published


Towards Sustainable, Climate Neutral Industry

Wuppertal Institute takes leading role in scientific competence centre SCI4climate.NRW


Publication

CCS Research Well Positioned, but Expandable

Investigation of expected and actual usage of carbon capture and storage by applying biblographic analysis


Water-Energy Nexus in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Results of short study presented in Teheran