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…



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…


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…


GIZ/IASS Expert Roundtable in Beijing, China

2.3.2017
Beijing, China

The expert roundtable on the topic “Mobilizing the multiple benefits of renewable energies in China: Building new alliances – seizing opportunities – raising climate ambitions” brought together eminent thinkers to address options to spark political momentum for seizing the opportunities linked to renewable energies in China. It explored how China’s transition to the new energy world unravels longtime trade-offs between economic, social and environmental interests and how China’s increasingly leading role in international climate diplomacy translates back to immediate opportunities for domestic development and welfare. More…