Transition Research

How to design transition pathways to a more sustainable society? The Wuppertal Institute unites climate, environment and resource related aspects in its research and links ecological issues with those of an economic and social transformation. Here you find the discussed topics:

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Every agent of our society, be that of the field of policy, economy, science, from organisations or initiatives, who wants to move towards the utopia of a world that's globally fair to both mankind and environment, finds a partner in the Wuppertal Institut to work together in projects, analyses and scenarios.

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We used our anniversary year to refurbish our outer appearance. You find our content in an optimised structure and conveniently accessible with smartphones and tablets. We constantly work on improving and adding new contents. Have fun diving into the world of transformations towards sustainability!

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind
President of the Wuppertal Institute

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We are constantly looking for people who think outside the box and want to dedicate their knowledge and skills to the transformation towards sustainability. For more job advertisements, please see our German website.

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The Wuppertal Institute is a member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft. The JRF is a research community of 15 independent, non-profit research institutes in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Their common goal is to conduct sustainable and forward-thinking research for society, economy and politics.