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…


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…


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…