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What kind of globalisation is sustainable?

Guided by this question, the Wuppertal Institute intends to contribute to the public debate on causes, forms, and effects of economic globalisation (globalization). On this website, along five thematic threads, we offer introductory texts, bibliographies, web links and our own publications. Furthermore, we present our research project "Sustainable Globalisation". The project, which was conducted from 2002-2005, explored the strained relationship between the rising transnational economy and goals of public policy, such as sustainability and equity. Our studies result in identifying options for shaping globalisation according to these goals. As it happens, debates on globalisation often fail to pay sufficient attention to the environmental causes and effects of globalisation. Moreover, they rarely appreciate the nexus between ecology and equity. Our research intends to remedy this deficit.