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Mobilizing the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building among Public Policy Institutions

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The project strengthens institutions in the target countries in their ability to advice their ministerial clients on the co-benefits of climate change mitigation, in order to spur ambitious as well as effective INDC implementation. Climate protection measures are largely discussed in the light of “burden sharing” whereas important benefits – such as local value creation, employment, health, water use, energy access and energy security – are frequently overlooked. In collaboration with national knowledge partners, the project elaborates country specific co-benefits of climate policies, with emphasis on the opportunities presented by renewable power generation. The project links these potentials to mitigation strategies and measures in the target countries and enables international mutual learning and capacity building among policymakers, knowledge partners and multipliers on enabling environments to seizing the co-benefits of climate change mitigation.

State of implementation/results

Project in implementation – Oct 2017 COBENEFITS International Roundtables – COBENEFITS Research Roundtables & Consultation in South Africa (10/2017), India (11/2017) and Viet Nam – 10/2017: 10/2017: Policy Workshop: „The road from Paris to Bonn and beyond: Mobilizing the social and economic co-benefits of climate change mitigation“ discussion about the link between Co-Benefits assessments and the implementation of NDCs – joint definition and coordination of climate and energy scenarios in the target countries together with the COBENEFITS Focal Points – as basis for the planned socio-economic Co-Benefits analyses – social and economic Co-Benefits of an ambitious climate protection with the use of renewable energies were selected and prioritized at interministerial COBENEFITS Council Meetings in India (11/2017, 04/2018), South Africa (03/2018), Turkey (04/2018) and Viet Nam (03/2018)

Project data

India, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – South Africa, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey," Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India", Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) - Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Turkey, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India
  • International Energy Transition (IET) - Germany,Renewables Academy AG (RENAC),Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen e.V. (UfU)

BMU grant:
€ 3,765,000

03/2017 till 02/2020


Fact sheet:
COBENEFITS - From burden sharing to opportunity sharing

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