Apr 21, 2021

Is Mitsubishi’s withdrawal from the Vinh Tan coal power plant a signal for Vietnam’s energy transition?

Viet­nam has great poten­tial for renew­able ener­gy projects, but the pow­er sec­tor is still dom­i­nat­ed by fos­sil fuels. © GIZ Ener­gy Sup­port Pro­gramme Vietnam

In late Feb­ru­ary 2021, Japan­ese trad­ing com­pa­ny Mit­subishi Cor­po­ra­tion decid­ed to pull out of the Vinh Tan 3 coal-fired pow­er plant project in Viet­nam after fac­ing con­sid­er­able pres­sure from investors and activists over the company’s fos­sil fuel investments.

Feb 04, 2021

Virtual Policy Dialogue India

Vir­tu­al event on Feb­ru­ary 10, 2021  |  09:00–10:45 AM (CET)  |  1:30–3:15 PM (IST)

Host­ed by The Ener­gy and Resources Insti­tute (TERI) India and the Insti­tute for Advanced Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Stud­ies (IASS) Germany


Dec 02, 2020

Green recovery & co-benefits: new policy report India

The cur­rent COVID-19 pan­dem­ic pos­es a major chal­lenge for nation­al health sys­tems. Our new pol­i­cy report presents how the co-ben­e­fits of decar­bon­is­ing the Indi­an pow­er sec­tor can con­tribute to reviv­ing the nation­al health sys­tem and a green recov­ery in face of the cur­rent pandemic’s impacts.

Nov 17, 2020

Turkey: COBENEFITS council meeting

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.

Oct 21, 2020

Kenya and Mexico: new COBENEFITS partner countries

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.

Oct 14, 2020

Vietnam’s Updated Climate Goals Aim at Maximizing the Co-Benefits of Climate Action

Man installing a solar panel on a roof in Vietnam. Renewables provide job opportunities and have multiple other co-benefits.
Renew­ables cre­ate a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of jobs in Viet­nam. © GreenID

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.