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2017   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Building New Alliances – Seizing Opportunities – Raising Climate Ambitions in the new energy world of renewables

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with nation­al knowl­edge part­ners in India, South Africa, Viet­nam and Turkey, the project elab­o­rates coun­try-spe­­­cif­ic co-ben­e­­­fits of cli­mate poli­cies, with empha­sis on the oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sent­ed by renew­able pow­er gen­er­a­tion. With its polit­i­cal part­ners in gov­ern­ment depart­ments and agen­cies, COBENEFITS con­nects the social and eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ties of renew­able ener­gies to cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion strate­gies. The […]

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2017   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Connecting opportunities with interests in the new energy world of renewables

Cli­mate pro­tec­tion mea­sures and strate­gies can deliv­er numer­ous ben­e­fits: from improve­ments in human health to few­er con­flicts over resources, and a reduced depen­den­cy on ener­gy imports. Cli­mate pol­i­cy should place a greater empha­sis on these social and eco­nom­ic effects. […]

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2017   |   Ger­many  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Social Benefits of Renewable Energies

Boost­ed by impres­sive tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion and cost reduc­tions, renew­able ener­gy in a grow­ing num­ber of coun­tries is now pri­mar­i­ly con­sid­ered for its social and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits. Among these ben­e­fits are oppor­tu­ni­ties for local val­ue cre­ation, for respond­ing to grow­ing ener­gy demands and for reduc­ing con­flicts over scarce water, which are aggra­vat­ed by fos­sil pow­er generation. […]

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2017   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Generating socio-economic values from renewable energies: An overview of questions and assessment methods

Renew­able ener­gies are viewed as a means to rec­on­cile the decar­bon­i­sa­tion of ener­gy sys­tems with sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. The list of their pos­si­ble social and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits is long and many of these claims have an empir­i­cal basis. Despite this, a method for their assess­ment of the capac­i­ty to reflect spe­cif­ic coun­try con­di­tions does not exist. […]

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2017   |   Chi­na  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Co-Benefits of Renewables in China: 8 Key Conclusions

In a GIZ-IASS Expert Round­table in Bei­jing in March 2017, experts from Chi­na, Ger­many and the USA 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. […]

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2016   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Secure and Sustainable Energy in a Water-Constrained World

The glob­al water needs of the ener­gy sec­tor are large. With­out pol­i­cy changes, they will con­tin­ue to grow. But already today, water con­straints pose a threat to a secure elec­tric­i­ty sup­ply. In many parts of the world, droughts and heat waves have led to forced reduc­tions in pow­er generation. […]

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2015   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Green Shift to Sustainability: Co-Benefits & Impacts of Energy Transformation on Resource Industries, Trade, Growth, and Taxes

Ener­gy trans­for­ma­tion towards 100% renew­able ener­gy is eco­nom­i­cal­ly inevitable, and social­ly and envi­ron­men­tal­ly desir­able, yet it may pro­duce neg­a­tive sig­nals in out­dat­ed sta­tis­tics as fos­sil trade dimin­ish­es and the sec­tor shrinks. […]

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2015   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Green Shift to Sustainability: Co-benefits and Impacts of Energy Transformation

Ener­gy trans­for­ma­tion toward 100 per­cent renew­able ener­gy is desir­able and inevitable. New ener­gy sys­tems, based on effi­cien­cy, renew­ables, stor­age and smart man­age­ment, are cheap­er to build, run and maintain. […]

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