Press Releases

Here you find all of our press releases.

06.11.2017

Wuppertal Institute at the UN Climate Change Conference

Side events at COP23 give impetus to key future topics


15.09.2017

Dr. Laura Woltersdorf Receives "Transformative Science" Research Prize

Sustainable water use concept impresses the jury


22.08.2017

The Circular Economy - Resource-Efficient and Digital

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


13.07.2017

International Climate Policy: Trumping Trump

How global climate protection can proceed after the US withdrawal


02.06.2017

Without the USA, the Rest of the World Must Cooperate More Closely than Ever

First appraisal from the Wuppertal Institute on the US exit from the Paris Agreement


13.09.2016

The Great Mindshift

Maja Göpel's new book delivers a new building block for a comprehensive transformation theory


08.09.2016

No Need to Fear Transformation

The Wuppertal Institute’s anniversary celebrations


15.06.2016

Sustainable Energy Strategy for Iran

New open access book provides analyses and impulses needed to rethink Iran's energy strategy


05.11.2015

A New Chapter in International Climate Cooperation

The Wuppertal Institute's position paper for the Paris Agreement


16.09.2015

myEcoCost - a Revolution for Environmental Accounting

A global software system for accounting product-related environmental data is developed


02.09.2015

Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in Germany

Study shows how Germany can decarbonize its energy system and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% until 2050


06.05.2015

Two Activists in the Field of Energy Efficiency Awarded Swedish Sustainability Award

Peter Hennicke and Beate Weber-Schuerholz have been awarded "The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development 2015"


22.04.2015

Learning Cities: "Urban Studios" in Chinese Partner Cities

Project Supports Student Ideas for Sustainable Urban Development in China and Germany


01.07.2013

Wuppertal Institute Recommends Paradigm Shift for International Climate Policy

Contribution to the European Commission's stakeholder consultation on the 2015 International Climate Change Agreement


02.03.2011

Start of an Exemplary Sino-German Cooperation on Municipal Climate Protection between the Cities of Düsseldorf and Wuxi

Stiftung Mercator funds project at the Wuppertal Institute with 1.65 million Euros


17.05.2010

Press Release<br>WISIONS - New Technology Radar and New SEPS Grant

Sixth SEPS call for applications focuses on access to electricity (total grant fund of 350,000 Euros)


25.02.2010

Uwe Schneidewind New President of Wuppertal Institute

Renowned scientist takes over on 1 March 2010


15.12.2009

Energy Efficiency in Buildings: New Internet Platform bigEE for Users from All over the Globe Starts to Be Set Up

German Federal Environment Ministry funds initiative developed by Wuppertal Institute as a contribution to international climate change mitigation efforts


11.12.2009

How can EU Member States Prove 9 Percent Energy Savings by 2016?

Wuppertal Institute and partners present proposal for calculation methods


30.10.2009

For an Effective and Equitable Climate Agreement

Wuppertal Institute submits intensively-discussed proposal for the Copenhagen climate summit


21.02.2008

Energy Efficiency - Shaping Future Sustainably

The Wuppertal Institute says goodbye to Professor Peter Hennicke with a symposium.


22.06.2007

Sustainable Energy Projects are Feasible - We Offer Support

500,000 Euros in total are offered by WISIONS in its new call for SEPS to foster innovative approaches - Deadline for application is 1 August 2007.


25.11.2005

UNEP and Wuppertal Institute Found Collaborating Centre

UNEP Executive Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer opens the "UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production".


01.11.2005

Climate Policy 2005 and Beyond

Japanese-German Impulses


18.05.2005

New Chance for Sustainable Energy Projects

WISIONS initiative starts second call for innovative project ideas.


14.02.2005

The entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol opens new markets

The international implementation of climate protection measures injects a new dynamism into ecological structural change and entails economic advantages. Therefore, the European Union and Germany have to keep going forward.


13.12.2004

Clear Edge of Natural Gas Over Other Fossil Fuels in Climate Protection

New study refutes claims of high gas losses in Russian pipeline system.


22.09.2004

A New Place for Sustainability Research in Berlin

Wuppertal Institute celebrated the opening of its new office in the German capital.


08.03.2004

WISIONS of Sustainability - a Global Search

The new initiative of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy will identify, foster and promote projects of potential strategic global importance in the field of renewable energy and resource efficiency.


01.10.2003

Confirmed by New Study of Wuppertal Institute: Emissions from Russian Gas Transmission Lower than Often Suspected

Effects of natural gas process chain on the climate lower than for oil and coal