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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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2021   |   Kenya  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Status and trends of energy development and climate action in Kenya

Kenya is seen as one of the hand­ful coun­tries on the African con­ti­nent expect­ed to achieve uni­ver­sal elec­tric­i­ty access by 2030. How­ev­er, despite con­tin­ued progress in elec­tric­i­ty access, for most Kenyans injus­tices and inequal­i­ties per­sist in rela­tion to sus­tained access and use of clean ener­gy ser­vices to meet needs and to enable qual­i­ty of life […]

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2021   |   Glob­al  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

The Social Performance Approach

Fos­ter­ing com­mu­ni­ty well-being through ener­­­gy-sec­­­tor invest­ments While the pos­i­tive impacts of renew­able ener­gy devel­op­ment, the imple­men­ta­tion and use of renew­able ener­gy for peo­ple and the plan­et are wide­ly recog­nised, the direct con­tri­bu­tion of local renew­able ener­gy projects to local com­mu­ni­ty well-being has received lim­it­ed atten­tion. And while the Paris Cli­mate Agree­ment and the 2030 Agenda […]

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2021   |   Turkey  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

COBENEFITS Policy Report Turkey

The COBENEFITS Pol­i­cy Report Turkey for­mu­lates a set of pol­i­cy actions to allow gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions to cre­ate an enabling polit­i­cal envi­ron­ment to unlock the social and eco­nom­ic co-ben­e­­­fits of the new ener­gy world of renew­ables for the peo­ple of Turkey. The report is based on key find­ings from the COBENEFITS Turkey assess­ment series, quan­ti­fy­ing the […]

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2021   |   Turkey  |   Video

Video: Co-benefits of renewables in Turkey

  Mak­ing renew­ables a suc­cess for the peo­ple in Turkey and recov­er­ing from the impacts of COVID-19: The video presents key find­ings from assess­ments on co-ben­e­­­fits of renew­ables for health, employ­ment, indus­tri­al devel­op­ment, and ener­gy sup­ply secu­ri­ty in Turkey. […]

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