Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.8 Fte (28)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH   (Wuppertal Institut)

    EU Transparency Register

    697632046506-18 First registered on 12 May 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The Wuppertal Institute is an implementation-orientated research institute with roots in North Rhine-Westphalia and a global horizon for sustainability and transformation research. Its activities centre on the development of transformation processes to shape a climate-friendly and resource-efficient world. The overriding goal of the Institute's work is to help to respect the planetary boundaries.
    The research carried out by the Institute focuses on specific social problems with the aim of building a better understanding of change processes as well as generating target and
    system knowledge, thereby allowing the Institute to serve as a catalyst for transformation processes.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Wuppertal Institute is mainly following the policies and funding programs climate, environment and energy and as they are often related to sustainable topics. In particular, our research focuses on the following key areas energy transition, climate-friendly primary industry, mobility, limiting climate change, prosperity, consumption and lifestyles, digital transformation, changing cities and urbanity and circular economyActivities that arise in this context include i.a. analyses, consultations, hearings, roadmaps, for example:

    - Project CINTRAN: Decarbonization will lead to deep structural change with socio-economic, political and demographic implications in carbon-intensive regions. CINTRAN investigates the dynamics of structural change to understand what determines the pace of transformation and the capacity of regions to adapt. It combines quantitative and qualitative methods in a highly transdisciplinary framework focusing on four highly fossil-fuel dependent regions in Greece, Poland, Estonia and Germany.

    - Project NDC ASPECTS: The NDC ASPECTS project will provide inputs to the GST and support the potential revision of existing NDCs as well as development of new NDCs for the post-2030 period. The project will particularly focus on four sectoral systems: energy-intensive industries, transport & mobility (land-based transport and international aviation & shipping), buildings, and agriculture, forestry & land-use. For each of those sectors we will undertake „Sectoral Conversation“ to co-create evidence-based narratives with sectoral experts and stakeholders. These narratives can then be translated into global pathways informing the Global Stocktake as well as national pathways for strategically selected countries for each of the four sectors.

    - Project RurEnergy: The Chinese government aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Rural
    houses account for one third of China's total building stock and for more than 20 per
    cent of final energy consumption, where heating and cooking consume most energy
    in rural houses. Energy consumption in rural areas has received little attention. Most
    rural houses are built by local construction workers and are not energy efficient.
    Dispersed coal and unprocessed biomass are the major sources for conventional
    heating and cooking. Such a combination makes rural energy consumption
    particularly carbon- intensive, causing adverse impacts on people’s health and well-
    being. Sustainable energy consumption in rural China is vital for decarbonisation and
    sustainable development. Building envelope energy retrofitting and sustainable
    heating and cooking technologies are available on the market and have already been
    piloted in rural China. Scaling up these pilots has encountered various barriers,
    ranging from lack of awareness among rural households, high costs and limited

    The Wuppertal Institute participates in various calls for proposals of the EU research program (e.g. HORIZON Europe). For a complete overview of the projects of the Wuppertal Institute, please visit: https://wupperinst.org/en/research/project-overview

    The Wuppertal Institute is not a lobby organization, but an independent, non-profit think-tank.

    The Wuppertal Institute is committed to communicate our scientific research results as transparently as possible to policy makers as well as to the general public.
    Our full list of publications is accessible at our website:


    Head Office
    Döppersberg 19
    Wuppertal 42103
    EU Office
    Döppersberg 19
    Wuppertal 42103


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    angestellte Personen des Wuppertal Instituts

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    Mitgliedschaften und Netzwerke sind unter folgendem Link einzusehen: https://wupperinst.org/das-institut/netzwerke

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Other, Public funding

    Funding types "other" information

    Aufträge nicht öffentlicher Auftraggeber

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Industrie, Klimaschutz und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 5,000,000€
    Contribution EU 3,855,115€
    Contribution Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung 2,606,467€
    Contribution Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz 2,741,239€
    Grant Interreg 495,221€
    Grant EuropeAid 463,594€
    Grant Horizon Europe 306,396€
    Grant EFRE 211,794€
    Grant LIFE 27,589€
    Grant EFA Eionet 27,100€
    Grant ERASMUS PLUS 26,206€
    Grant Horizon 2020 2,161,818€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    None declared

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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