Wuppertal Institute



"The Wuppertal Institute undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use."

This is how the Wuppertal Institute's mission statement describes the Institute's activities. Based on the classic scientific disciplines, the research conducted towards this end combines their approaches to generate practical and actor-oriented solutions. Problems, solutions and networks are equally focused on global, national and regional/local levels.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind is President of the Wuppertal Institute, which was founded in 1991 under the direction of Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker.

WISIONS is managed within the Research Unit "International Energy Transitions" within the "Future Energy and Industry Systems" division of Wuppertal Institute, in close co-operation with the Swiss-based foundation ProEvolution.

For more information about the Wuppertal Institute, please visit our website: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy