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2021   |   Glob­al

The Social Performance Index

Assess­ing and mon­i­tor­ing com­mu­ni­ty well-being through ener­gy sec­tor invest­ments  In this paper, we intro­duce the Social Per­for­mance Index (SPI) for ener­gy sec­tor invest­ments as a tool to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly assess, mon­i­tor, com­pare, and com­mu­ni­cate the social per­for­mance of ener­gy projects on the well-being of com­mu­ni­ties and their mem­bers. By social per­for­mance of ener­gy sec­tor invest­ments, we […]

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2021   |   Glob­al, India, Kenya, Mex­i­co, South Africa, Turkey, Viet­nam  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Co-benefits Knowledge Commons Employment

Renew­able ener­gy tech­nolo­gies are job boost­ers: in 2020, the renew­able ener­gy sec­tor employed at least 12 mil­lion peo­ple around the globe. Many gov­ern­ments world­wide have rec­og­nized that the ener­gy path­way they choose will not only have an impact on com­bat­ting glob­al warm­ing and meet­ing cli­mate goals, but also define the basis for their coun­tries’ future […]

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2021   |   Glob­al  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Opportunity-oriented climate communication

Tales of doom, tales of oppor­tu­ni­ty. How cli­mate com­mu­ni­ca­tion can help to over­come psy­cho­log­i­cal bar­ri­ers to sus­tain­able action This paper focus­es on bar­ri­ers and dri­vers of per­son­al and pub­lic engage­ment. The suc­cess of cli­mate change poli­cies in democ­ra­cies depends on social con­sent and own­er­ship of the actions tak­en. Cam­paign­ers and deci­­­sion-mak­ers there­fore need to communicate […]

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2021   |   Kenya

COP26 Briefing: Community expectations towards energy development in Kenya

This brief­ing sum­maris­es pre­lim­i­nary study results on the top-three social per­for­mance indi­ca­tors, based on the rank­ing by com­mu­ni­ty rep­re­sen­ta­tives: i) Access to afford­able health care; ii) Cre­ation of decent jobs (direct and indi­rect); iii) Eco­nom­ic prospects of tourism. Over­all, the social per­for­mance cri­te­ria and select­ed indi­ca­tors reflect­ed the expec­ta­tions and con­cerns of the local communities. […]

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2021   |   South Africa

COP26 Briefing: Jobs and clean energy in Mpumalanga, South Africa

This brief­ing analy­ses and quan­ti­fies the socio-eco­nom­ic impli­ca­tions of re-pur­­­pos­ing coal-fired plants in Mpumalan­ga via deploy­ment of renew­able ener­gy. The analy­sis empha­sis­es oppor­tu­ni­ties relat­ed to job cre­ation, nec­es­sary skill devel­op­ment with a focus on gen­der ques­tions, and region­al val­ue cre­ation and indus­tri­al oppor­tu­ni­ties in Mpumalan­ga. The study also high­lights impor­tant frame­work con­di­tions nec­es­sary for fully […]

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2021   |   Turkey  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

COP26 Briefing: Co-benefits of renewables for Turkey’s industry

This brief­ing analy­ses and quan­ti­fies how incor­po­rat­ing high­er shares of renew­able ener­gies in the Turk­ish elec­tric­i­ty mix affects elec­tric­i­ty prices for the indus­tri­al sec­tor. The impacts are quan­ti­fied for both whole­sale and retail elec­tric­i­ty prices. More­over, addi­tion­al pos­i­tive socio-eco­nom­ic effects are also quan­ti­fied in terms of job cre­ation, GDP growth, and reduced infla­tion. COBENEFITS Turkey […]

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2021   |   Mex­i­co  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

COP26 Briefing: Social performance of renewables for Mexico

In an explo­rative study con­duct­ed by IASS Pots­dam in the con­text of the COBENEFITS project in 2020, a Social Per­for­mance Index (SPI) was devel­oped with stake­hold­ers of com­mu­ni­ties who had been pos­i­tive­ly or neg­a­tive­ly impact­ed by renew­able ener­gy projects. The study cen­tred on two ques­tions: How does a renew­able ener­gy project per­form social­ly, i.e., how […]

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2021   |   Glob­al

Green employment for women

Towards gen­der-inclu­­­sive renew­able ener­gy careers. Focus on Asia For too long, pro­fes­sion­al careers in the ener­gy sec­tor have been male-dom­i­­­nat­ed. Until recent­ly, women account­ed for a mere 1 per cent of top man­age­ment posi­tions and 6 per cent of tech­ni­cal staff in the fos­sil ener­gy sec­tor glob­al­ly (Baru­ah, 2017). In com­par­i­son, the renew­able ener­gy sec­tor has […]

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