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…

Apr 24, 2018

Goldman Environmental Prize for COBENEFITS partner Nguy Thi Khanh

In a cer­e­mo­ny in San Fran­cis­co on April 23, 2018, Nguy Thi Khanh, founder and direc­tor of Green ID, the key knowl­edge part­ner of the COBENEFITS project in Viet­nam, was award­ed the Gold­man Envi­ron­men­tal Prize 2018. Nguy Thi Khanh was hon­oured for her engage­ment for envi­ron­men­tal issues in Viet­nam such as clean air, pure water and sus­tain­able liveli­hood. More…

Mar 14, 2018

Renewable energies: More than climate protection

In the fight against cli­mate change, it’s vital that devel­op­ing and emerg­ing nations also aban­don their fos­sil fuels, which are a major source of green­house gas emis­sions. The co-ben­e­fits of renew­able ener­gy poli­cies can become a deci­sive argu­ment for struc­tur­al change.

On March 5, Tagesspiegel Back­ground report­ed on a study of invest­ment and jobs in the Ger­man ener­gy sec­tor. In this con­text, Green MP Julia Ver­lin­den crit­i­cised the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for its fail­ure to acknowl­edge the con­tri­bu­tion of renew­ables to eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment and job cre­ation. The stance of our gov­ern­ment in this regard is indeed baf­fling. More…

Feb 01, 2018

COBENEFITS talk series in the US

Feb­ru­ary 2018

At the invi­ta­tion of the Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Ger­many (ACG), COBENEFITS project leader Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er gave a series of talks in the US on the social ben­e­fits of renew­able ener­gies, shar­ing inter­na­tion­al expe­ri­ences from the COBENEFITS project as well as lessons learned from Germany’s Energiewende. More…