Around 20 distinguished participants representing five ministries (six different departments) with stakes in the Turkish energy transition discussed the direction of the second phase of the COBENEFITS Project in the COBENEFITS Council Turkey, on the 17.11.20.
COBENEFITS has entered the second project phase, facing exciting new developments. We are happy to announce that Mexico and Kenya are new COBENEFITS partner countries. The current project phase runs from May 2020 until April 2022.
Vietnam has recently incorporated a new section into its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to emphasize the socio-economic co-benefits of climate action for the country.
Economies around the world have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Substantial political efforts will be needed to stabilize employment markets and relieve pressure on health systems. Renewable energy generation can provide important stimuli for efforts to achieve these goals.
During the first week of the COP25 in Madrid, the COBENEFITS team co-organised and participated in diverse discussions and panels. How can co-benefits be actively mobilized for ambitious and early action? How can just transition measures be effectively included into NDCs? Through discussion with local practitioners, diverse NGO representatives and COP25 attendants, the milestones for more ambitious climate action were defined as the scientific local research on the social and economic opportunities of climate action and the effective communication of these co-benefits. More…
In addition to climate protection, there are many other good arguments for opting against coal and for renewable energies: That’s what Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, pointed out in a press briefing on Just Transition at COP25 in Madrid on December 12, 2019. Svenja Schulze and her team, including Karsten Sach, Director International and European Policy at BMU, highlighted the remarkable social and economic opportunities of decarbonizing the power sector and referred to assessment results of the COBENEFITS project in South Africa.