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…

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…