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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…