IASS – CAS/IAE Science-Policy Roundtable in Shenyang, China

Shenyang, China

Domestic and international climate policies, with renewable power generation as one of their central pillars, are increasingly being explored for their social and economic opportunities. Among these benefits are the linking of water and energy security, social ownership, distributed revenues in the energy system, and improvements in air quality and health. Harnessing the multiple benefits of renewable power generation requires the careful alignment of policy measures, science and technology innovations, and different stakes in society to create an enabling environment.

Since 2014, the IASS Potsdam and the Institute for Applied Ecology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS-IAE) have worked together to explore the mobilisation of the co-benefits of climate change mitigation, and renewable power generation in particular.