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2022   |   Turkey  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Increasing industrial competitiveness in Turkey

This study analy­ses and quan­ti­fies how incor­po­rat­ing high­er shares of renew­able ener­gies in Turkey’s elec­tric­i­ty mix can affect 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. […]

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2022   |   Glob­al  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Chancenorientierte Klimakommunikation

Vom Gefahren- zum Chan­cen­nar­ra­tiv. Wie Kli­makom­mu­nika­tion psy­chol­o­gis­che Bar­ri­eren gegenüber nach­haltigem Han­deln über­winden kann Dieses Paper behan­delt Bar­ri­eren und pos­i­tive Ein­flussfak­toren auf per­sön­lich­es und öffentlich­es Engage­ment für Klimaschutz. […]

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2022   |   Mex­i­co  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Social Performance of Renewable Energy for Communities in Mexico

Increas­ing the Social Per­for­mance of Renew­able Ener­gy Projects for Com­mu­ni­ties in Mex­i­co While the expan­sion of the renew­able ener­gy sec­tor in devel­op­ing coun­tries like Mex­i­co is para­mount and needs to scale up to con­tribute to the tar­gets of the Paris Cli­mate agree­ment by decar­boniz­ing ener­gy sys­tems, this process must not leave local com­mu­ni­ties behind and […]

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2022   |   South Africa  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

From coal to renewables in Mpumalanga

Employ­ment effects, oppor­tu­ni­ties for local val­ue cre­ation, skills require­ments, and gen­der-inclu­­­sive­­­ness. Assess­ing the co-benefits of decar­bon­is­ing South Africa’s pow­er sector […]

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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. […]

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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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