Limit Climate Change

Ending the fossil era and keeping climate change below 1.5 degrees Celsius is 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 transforming the energy system also requires economic, political, scientific and social engagement.


Resources are finite

In order to preserve natural resources, mindfulness is required to decrease use and consumption – to protect the environment and future generations.

Let theResourcesCirculate

Let the Resources Circulate

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


Well-Being, Consumption, Lifestyles

New consumption patterns and lifestyles are needed to prevent unrestrained economic growth and overuse of resources.

Cities:Change &Urbanity

Cities: Change & Urbanity

Greening and green spaces are changing 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 in the economic and social system of tomorrow.


Rethinking Mobility

Cities need to be overhauled, especially the transport of people and goods. It is time for less traffic, decarbonised 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.

Transformingthe BasicMaterial Sector

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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