Jun 02, 2021

Aligning post-pandemic recovery plans with climate and development goals

School chil­dren from Kem­bu pri­ma­ry school hold­ing solar lights, Longisa, Bomet coun­ty, Kenya

Post-pan­dem­ic recov­ery plans will play an impor­tant role in strength­en­ing health­care sys­tems and rebuild­ing economies. These stim­u­lus pack­ages and pol­i­cy respons­es present a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to steer the glob­al econ­o­my towards sus­tain­able growth, increase resilience and bol­ster efforts to tack­le the chal­lenge of cli­mate change. 

Jun 01, 2021

Turkey: Kick-off meeting 2021

The devel­op­ment of elec­tric­i­ty prices and indus­try com­pet­i­tive­ness through renew­able pow­er gen­er­a­tion in Turkey was in the spot­light of the COBENEFITS online kick-off meet­ing. On the 10th of May 2021, the COBENEFITS project host­ed the meet­ing for the upcom­ing 2021 assess­ment series.

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.