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

As of: March 2019

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

  • December 2018: COP24 COBENEFITS Inter-ministerial Roundtable on maximising Co-Benefits in a Just Transition
  • Executive Briefings of the COBENEFITS South Africa assessment studies now available:
  • November 2018: COBENEFITS training programme for governmental institutions on results, methodologies and policy instruments of COBENEFITS studies in India, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. See… April 2018: Why is renewable energy an interesting option for Turkey beyond climate policy considerations?– energy security, future-proof jobs, opportunities for domestic industries, clean air – inter-ministerial COBENEFITS Council Turkeydefinest Co-Benefit priorities for studies and training

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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