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Extending Smartphone Lifetimes: How We Can Cut Emissions in Half

Wuppertal Institute's discussion paper offers a first comprehensive overview of the entire smartphone lifecycle

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One-Stop-Shop: Guide for Energy Renovations

The Wuppertal Institute developed and tested concepts for one-stop-shops for energy renovation with twelve partner organisations in the ProRetro project


COP28: Impact Will Depend on Actual Implementation

Wuppertal Institute publishes assessment of the UN Climate Conference

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COP28 Needs to Fast-Forward the Global Energy Transition and Support for Developing Countries

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai

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How the Urban Mobility Transition is Picking Up Momentum

This Zukunftsimpuls gives recommendations for action for pro-actively contributing towards shaping the mobility transition through exnovation and shows how mobility is more attractive without a car

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Why Europe Needs a Circular Approach to Critical Raw Material

Report on the EU Critical Raw Materials Act: Circular economy increases security of supply of raw materials for the green transformation


Last Call for 1.5 Degrees

Wuppertal Institute publishes assessment of the UN Climate Conference


COP27 Needs to Get the 1.5 Degrees Celsius Target Off Life Support

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Digital Product Passports Key to Driving Carbon Neutral Decisions

New report explores the benefits to store and share information throughout a product's life cycle

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Industrial Mass Production Without Negative Impacts

Start for Life Cycle Impact Zero project at the Enapter Campus

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How to Make Coal Transitions Fair for All

The Wuppertal Institute has developed a toolbox to support practitioners in coal regions realising a just transition


Climate Conference in Glasgow: Turning Point for Climate Action?

COP26 outcomes and analysis report of the Wuppertal Institute

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Cities that Are Resilient, Sustainable and Ready for the Future - Placing a Stronger Focus on Synergies

How urban areas are addressing climate change and improving quality of life for their residents


COP26 Must Promote Increased Ambition and Advance Implementation of Paris Agreement

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the Climate Conference in Glasgow

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Matthias Wanner Wins "Transformative Science" Research Prize

Researcher impresses jury with experimental and participatory urban and neighbourhood development project

Peter Hennicke Receives Japan's Highest Award

Japanese embassy presents the 'Order of the Rising Sun' for commitment to the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council

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Hans Sauer Award for Kiel's Zero Waste Strategy

Waste prevention plans honored

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Is the EU's Green Recovery on Track?

Wuppertal Institute and E3G launch the "Green Recovery Tracker" assessing how green national recovery measures in EU member states are


Wuppertal Institute in the Top Ten for the Fourth Time in the Environmental Policy Think Tank Comparison

2020 Global Think Tank rankings published

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Jana Zscheischler Receives Research Prize "Transformative Science"

Transformative research concept for sustainable land management convinces jury


Harnessing International Climate Governance to Drive Green Post-Pandemic Recovery

New discussion paper by the Wuppertal Institute recommends international cooperation and exchange

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A Roadmap for Driving a Socio-Ecological Digital Transformation

The launch of the "Transformation Roadmap Digitalisation and Sustainability" research project

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What Does Decarbonisation Mean for European Energy Regions?

Start of the research project CINTRAN led by the Wuppertal Institute

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Consequences of the Corona Pandemic and Climate Protection

Discussion paper of the Wuppertal Institute suggests a long-term perspective

25,000 Euros Prize Money for Outstanding Research and Social Change

Research prize "Transformative Science" 2020 awarded


Green Deal: Integrated Industry and Climate Policies Needed

Wuppertal Institute provides suggestions for implementing the European Green Deal


Wuppertal Institute in the Top Ten in International Think Tank Comparison

2019 global think tank rankings published


Climate Conference in Madrid: Decisions Blocked and Postponed

COP25 outcomes and analysis report

New Research Structure and Dual Scientific Leadership for the Wuppertal Institute

A strong team: Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind and Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick to provide joint scientific management for 13 new research units in four divisions


COP25 Must Instigate More Ambition in Climate Protection

The Wuppertal Institute's expectations for the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid

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