Limit Climate Change

Ending the fossil era, keeping climate change below 1.5 degrees Celsius – possible, but it will take many actors.

Shaping theEnergyTransition

Shaping the Energy Transition

Besides energy efficiency and the expansion of renewable energy, the conversion of the energy system also requires economic, political, scientific and social engagement.


Resources are finite

To preserve natural resources, mindfulness is required to lower use and consumption – for the protection of the environment and future generations.

Let theResourcesCirculate

Let the Resources Circulate

Thinking in circles is a crucial prerequiste for reducing resource consumption to a sustainable level.


Well-Being, Consumption, Lifestyles

To prevent unrestrained economic growth and overuse of resources in the future, new consumption patterns and lifestyles are needed, like Sharing, a concept of using instead of owning. Also the concept of self-sufficiency, for instance through urban gardening projects, shows a mindshift in the perception of wealth and consumption.

Cities:Change &Urbanity

Cities: Change & Urbanity

Urban spaces are changing through vertical gardens, greening of fassades and integrated green spaces in cities. The Wuppertal Institute researches what is important for a transition towards more ecologically sustainable cities.


Companies in Transition

Companies and businesses are key players for a future economic and social system of tomorrow.


Rethinking Mobility

Cities need a facelift, especially regarding the transport of people and goods. It is time for less traffic, decarbonized mobility, visionary public transportation and more efficient technology.

Knowledgefor theTransformation

Knowledge for the Transformation

The transformation to a sustainable society is an open search process. Science and Education will be of paramount importance.


Digital Transformation

The digital transformation has to be actively managed to leverage digitalisation as a driver of sustainability.


Transforming Basic Industry

Energy-intensive industries play a major role in our economy and are responsible for a vast share of energy and resource consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.


The 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda is the international road map designed to bring about sustainable and fair socio-economic development and safeguard the future of our planet.

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