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Heating

Tackling Energy Poverty in the Private Rented Sector

Wuppertal Institute investigates how to reduce energy poverty among tenants in ENPOR project


Publication

Digital Eco-Innovation as a Means to Reach a Circular Economy in Europe

New Biennial Eco-innovation Observatory Report draws attention to digital circular policies and technologies


Learning

Promoting Independant Transformative Research

Project EEVA was completed: Handbook for the promotion of transformative and transdisciplinary competences within the framework of a "Transformative Innovation Lab" published


House with photovoltaic

Assessment, Certification, and Use of Energy Performance Certificates

QualDeEPC project: new deliverable on practical application published


Laptop

Online Trade: Consumer Protection and Sustainability

Policy paper on online trade in the field of tension between consumer protection and sustainability of the German Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs has been published


waste prevention

Updating of the German Waste Prevention Programme

Study evaluates the implementation status and provides recommendations for its further development


Coal-fired power station

Towards Sector-Wide Market-Based Climate Action

Carbon Mechanisms Review published


Flags

Design Options for the New International Market Mechanism

Publication of the final report from the project "Article 6 Design Options" on behalf of the German Environment Agency


EU Green Deal

European Green Deal

Research activities and information of the Wuppertal Institute on the European Green Deal


Steel industry

Strategies for a Climate-Neutral Basic Industry in Europe

Wuppertal Institute supports study by Agora Energiewende: summary published


Publication

Voluntary CO2 Compensation: Caught Between Credibility and Feasibility

New JIKO Policy Paper examines the future of the voluntary carbon market


Circular Economy

Digital Transformation of the Circular Economy

White Paper on the digital circular economy for industrial transformation published


World Safety

Research Activities and Information on the Corona Pandemic

Publications of the Wuppertal Institute


Journal

International Climate Governance Can Promote Sustainable Recovery

Article published in Climate Policy Journal


thermometer

It's the End of the COP as We Know It!

Reflections on the results of an online expert workshop series on the future of the international climate conferences


Flags

How to Raise Ambition Through Carbon Offsetting?

Blog posts and online seminar on the lessons learned and post-2020 prospects for offsets as a climate policy instrument


Industry process

How Germany will Become Climate-Neutral by 2050

Study by the Wuppertal Institute, Prognos and Öko-Institut shows ways to achieve climate-neutrality


Field

Rising Food Consumption Puts the Planet Under Pressure

An assessment of the environmental footprint of expanding food consumption of European households


steel industry

Unavoidable CO2 Production in North Rhine-Westphalia's Industry

IN4climate.NRW names criteria for the unavoidable industrial CO2 production


Publication

Consumer Preferences of Online Stores with Circular Economy background

The ideal web presence of companies with circular business models takes consumer experiences into account


Jana Zscheischler

Jana Zscheischler Receives Research Prize "Transformative Science"

Transformative research concept for sustainable land management convinces jury


Publication

Preparing Local Authorities for Crisis

Policy Brief of the SUITS project demonstrates how local transport authorities were prepared to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic


Journal

Knowledge Management Across Multiple Levels

Article investigates current practices of climate action managers and envisions an effective, innovative multilevel knowledge system for municipal climate action


Food waste

Avoiding Food Waste with Effective Measures

Book chapter deals with the effectiveness and efficiency of food-waste prevention


deforestation

Annual Resources Are Used Up

Due to the Corona pandemic, this year´s Earth Overshoot Day will take place three weeks later


Scrap metal

Sustainable Use of Metals

Article compares national strategies for sustainable use of the non-renewable resources


Publication

The Transition Controversy

New issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review published


wind parc

The Expansion of Renewables at Competitive Electricity Prices

Position paper "Shaping industry's future consistently" by IN4climate.NRW


Mobile phone

Testers Wanted for Sustainability App

The coaching tool "SUSLA" helps you individually to experience a greener way of life


Plastic waste

Chemical Plastics Recycling Offers Many Opportunities for Climate Protection

An analysis from IN4climate.NRW shows potentials of the circular economy


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