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…

Sep 14, 2018

Green ideas exchange with international students at IASS

Win­ners of the idea con­test with COBENEFITS research asso­ciate Ayo­de­ji Okunlola

On Sep­tem­ber 6, 2018, we wel­comed a group of stu­dents from Turkey and Slove­nia at the IASS. After an intro­duc­tion about the insti­tute and the COBENEFITS project by sci­en­tif­ic direc­tor Ortwin Renn and COBENEFITS research asso­ciate Ayo­de­ji Okun­lo­la, the teenagers pitched their own ideas for an oppor­tu­ni­ty-ori­ent­ed clean ener­gy tran­si­tion in their coun­tries. More…

Sep 04, 2018

COBENEFITS at Renewable Energy Week Vietnam

Dur­ing the Renew­able Ener­gy Week Viet­nam 2018, COBENEFITS project leader Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er gave a pre­sen­ta­tion with insights into the co-ben­e­fits of renew­able ener­gy that have become dri­vers of the Ger­man Energiewende but are also rel­e­vant for Vietnam.

The oppor­tu­ni­ties of renew­ables for local val­ue cre­ation and ener­gy inde­pen­den­cy, but also for the preser­va­tion of tra­di­tions and cul­tur­al habi­tat were of great inter­est to the audi­ence. More…

Jul 12, 2018

COBENEFITS Cross-Country Methodology Exchange

COBENEFITS Methodology ExchangeThis July, we are host­ing a num­ber of vir­tu­al con­fer­ences for select­ed researchers in our tar­get coun­tries to fos­ter mutu­al learn­ing and cross-coun­try exchange on assess­ment method­olo­gies. Par­tic­i­pants will present and dis­cuss their approach­es and method­olo­gies for assess­ing employ­ment impacts, ener­gy access and air pol­lu­tion result­ing from pow­er sec­tor activ­i­ties. The objec­tive is for researchers to get to know the approach­es of oth­er teams work­ing on the same top­ic and to dis­cuss exist­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and barriers.

On invi­ta­tion only. More…

Jul 10, 2018

Petersberg Climate Dialogue: „Speed up Transformation to Boost Co-Benefits“

Visual depicting the co-benefits of climate change mitigationDur­ing the Peters­berg Cli­mate Dia­logue IX that took place in Berlin on 18–19 June, 2018, min­is­ters from all regions of the world came togeth­er under the head­ing „Chang­ing togeth­er for a just tran­si­tion“ and acknowl­edged the oppor­tu­ni­ties of ear­ly cli­mate action. The COBENEFITS project had con­tributed to the dia­logue with a brief­ing paper for the min­is­ters, cre­at­ed togeth­er with the Fed­er­al Min­istry for the Envi­ron­ment, Nature Con­ser­va­tion and Nuclear Safe­ty (BMU). More…

May 04, 2018

Cobenefits Starts in Turkey with First Council Meeting

The long-await­ed offi­cial ini­ti­a­tion of the Turkey com­po­nent of the COBENEFITS project in mid-Feb­ru­ary was crowned with the first gath­er­ing of the COBENEFITS Coun­cil – the inter-min­is­te­r­i­al con­sul­ta­tive body that is expect­ed to pro­vide guid­ance and ensure rel­e­vance, applic­a­bil­i­ty and polit­i­cal own­er­ship of the project and its out­puts. More…