Nov 29, 2018

Successful start of COBENEFITS trainings in South Africa

The first face-to-face train­ing ses­sion with­in the COBENEFITS project took place in Pretoria/South Africa in mid Novem­ber 2018 focus­ing on future emply­oment in the pow­er sec­tor and need­ed skills for a clean ener­gy future. 16 key stake­hold­ers of rel­e­vant min­istries in South Africa par­tic­i­pat­ed in the train­ing. More…

Nov 09, 2018

Workshop on Health Co-Benefits at IASS Potsdam

12 &13th Novem­ber, 2018
IASS Potsdam
Berlin­er St 130, 14467 Pots­dam, Germany

On 12 and 13th Novem­ber, 2018, a work­shop titled “Human health, glob­al envi­ron­men­tal change and trans­for­ma­tive action: The case for health co-ben­e­fits” was held at IASS Potsdam.

Inter­na­tion­al experts from all over the world dis­cussed the social and eco­nom­ic co-ben­e­fits of cli­mate action and solu­tions for healthy cities and shared coun­try-spe­cif­ic expe­ri­ences from Viet­nam, India, Geor­gia, South Africa, and Ger­many. The work­shop was on invi­ta­tion only. More…

Oct 12, 2018

Narratives of climate protection exchange with visitors from SEA

Six “Green Cham­pi­ons of South­east Asia”, award­ed by DAAD Viet­nam for their projects on recy­cling and water man­age­ment, vis­it­ed us on Octo­ber 11, 2018. Togeth­er with Prof. Dr. Ilan Chabay, Head of Strate­gic Research Ini­tia­tives and –pro­grammes at IASS, we shared thoughts and ideas on con­ser­va­tion and nar­ra­tives of cli­mate pro­tec­tion. More…

Oct 11, 2018

COBENEFITS kicks off activities in Mexico

Mex­i­co City, Mexico

Mex­i­co is in the midst of an ener­gy trans­for­ma­tion. Invest­ments in renew­able ener­gy are increas­ing rapid­ly, but more effort is need­ed to achieve the country’s RE and EE tar­gets. This is why the COBENEFITS project has part­nered up with GIZ to expand its activ­i­ties to Mex­i­co. On Octo­ber 9, 2018, project direc­tor Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er and research asso­ciate Héc­tor Rodríguez Chávez met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of Envi­ron­ment and the Min­istry of Ener­gy of Mex­i­co to kick off the project. More…