Think tank

Wuppertal Institut

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Wuppertal, Germany

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. The Wuppertal Institute has the legal status of a non-profit limited company (gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, according to German law) and receives basic funding from the Land North Rhine-westphalia. It is in the responsibility of the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the Land North Rhine-westphalia. Third-party funding supports most of the Institute's budget and projects.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.wupperinst.org/

Address:
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH Döppersberg 19 42103 Wuppertal

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1991
Age (years)
Wuppertal Institut
 30
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Fischedick and Brigitte Mutert-Breidbach
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2018): Uwe Schneidewind
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Uwe Schneidewind
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Wuppertal Institut
 240
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Wuppertal Institut
58% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Wuppertal Institut
 8,364
Germany average
 7,867
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Wuppertal Institut
 358
Germany average
 3,620
Global average
 5,924

Data notes

Last updated: 16/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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