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The Wuppertal Institute is represented by the Chief Research Executive and Brigitte Mutert-Breidbach as Business Manager.
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The person with editorial responsibility for the Wuppertal Institute's website is
Dr. Kora Kristof, Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke (Project Co-ordinators)
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Legal remarks on the form of organisation
The Wuppertal Institute is a scientific research facility of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia that is run in the legal form of a limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, GmbH). The company is listed in the Wuppertal Register of Companies (HRB 7619). By the terms of its Articles of Association the Institute solely and directly serves public-benefit purposes as defined in § 51 et seq. of the German Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung). Its sole shareholder is the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Legal remarks on liability
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Data protection notice
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