COBENEFITS at COP25

Co-benefits and just transition panel at the EU Pavilion
Co-Benefits and Just Transition Panel at the EU Pavilion

During the first week of the COP25 in Madrid, the COBENEFITS team co-organised and participated in diverse discussions and panels. How can co-benefits be actively mobilized for ambitious and early action? How can just transition measures be effectively included into NDCs? Through discussion with local practitioners, diverse NGO representatives and COP25 attendants, the milestones for more ambitious climate action were defined as the scientific local research on the social and economic opportunities of climate action and the effective communication of these co-benefits. More…


COP25: Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze on COBENEFITS

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In addition to climate protection, there are many other good arguments for opting against coal and for renewable energies: That’s what Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, pointed out in a press briefing on Just Transition at COP25 in Madrid on December 12, 2019. Svenja Schulze and her team, including Karsten Sach, Director International and European Policy at BMU, highlighted the remarkable social and economic opportunities of decarbonizing the power sector and referred to assessment results of the COBENEFITS project in South Africa.

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Successful trainings in South Africa

Our successful series of face-to-face trainings on the co-benefits of renewable energy in South Africa has come to an end. We’re happy to have seen strong interest by all participants and engagement by multiple important stakeholders, among them the Department of Energy, Department of Environment Mpumalanga and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). More…


Trainings on sustainable power system planning starting soon

Application deadline for India and Vietnam: 04.08.2019

In the framework of the COBENEFITS project, RENAC realises a number of online and face-to-face trainings in the partner countries. Starting in August 2019, the next trainings will focus on sustainable and integrated power system planning for the respective partner countries and will allow participants to get an in-depth view into co-benefits analysis and methodologies. More…