Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science because many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools ...
Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science because many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools of individual scientific disciplines. This is where the Wuppertal Institute's research programme begins - by taking an interdisciplinary approach and working towards systems understanding. Applied sustainability research is the Wuppertal Institute's stated mission. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind is President of the Wuppertal Institute, which was founded in 1991 under the direction of Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker. The Institute has its headquarter in Wuppertal and also has an office in Germany's capital Berlin since 2004. In 2005, the Wuppertal Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly founded the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Wuppertal. The Wuppertal Institute collaborates with a multitude of universities and institutes around the world. A scientific International Advisory Board supports the Institute in defining fundamental research strategies as well as ensuring the quality and independence of its research. The Wuppertal Institute has the legal status of a non-profit limited company and receives basic funding from the Land North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Wuppertal Institute is involved in TIDE as cost benefit assessment expert.
Published on 28 Feb 2013
Updated on 01 Mar 2013