Green Innovation and Development Centre
COBENEFITS

Project introduction

Renewable Energy Development and Energy Efficiency is not only an important solution in addressing global climate change, but also provides socio-economic benefits such as access to cheap energy, clean air and jobs. In Viet Nam, most of these benefits and impacts have not been properly researched and evaluated. In this context, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) – based in Potsdam, Germany – conducts the project "Mobilizing the Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy Development and Climate Change Mitigation in Vietnam" (COBENEFITS) in partnership with the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU), Renewables Academy (renac) and International Energy Transition (IET) and together with partners in Vietnam.

COBENEFITS is a bilateral cooperation project between the Government of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Government.

In addition to Vietnam, the project is also being implemented in three other countries, including India, South Africa and Turkey, with the expectation of developing a strong network to overcome different barriers to enable renewable energy development and climate change mitigation in the world.

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Project title:

"Mobilizing the Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy Development and Climate Change Mitigation in Vietnam" (COBENEFITS)

Project stakeholders:

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) is  the coordinator of this project. Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) is the knowledge partner in Vietnam. In addition, the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU), International Energy Transition (IET) and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) are also project partners. The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

Main activities and timing of the project:

COBENEFITS enables international mutual learning and capacity building among policy makers, knowledge partners and multipliers on seizing the social and economic co-benefits of climate change mitigation, through:

  • 2017-2018: Country-specific assessment reports of social and economic co-benefits of renewable power generation.
  • 2018-2019: Training materials, online courses and face-to-face trainings on seizing co-benefts of renewable power generation.
  • 2019: Political dialogue sessions on enabling political environments and overcoming barriers to seize the co-benefits.

2019: Strategies to connect co-benefits of climate change mitigation with climate action plans, the Paris Ambition Mechanism and MRV schemes to support national NDC implementation.

 

               

 

 

Start the project

01 - 08 - 2017

Roundtable: "Mobilizing the Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy Development and Climate Change Mitigation in Vietnam"

Content:

On August 23, 2017, a roundtable discussion on the socio-economic co-benefits of renewable energies in Vietnam was held to launch the project’s chain of operations. Project members of the IASS, UfU and GreenID met with representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, The Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and representatives of agencies working on renewable energy and climate change in Vietnam. In addition, the roundtable also welcomed Mr. Joerg Rueger, First Secretary of the German Embassy in Hanoi in charge of environmental issues. The delegates had a lively discussion on the main topics and priorities of each sector related to electricity production in Vietnam and provided comments on the potential benefits of renewable energy development in ensuring social welfare and national economic interests.

Mr. Joerg Rueger, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hanoi, talked about the potential benefits of the project for Vietnam.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Hien, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment - Ministry of Planning and Investment, talked about the plans to implement a green growth strategy in Vietnam.

Mr. La Hong Ky, National Steering Committee for Power Development - Ministry of Industry and Trade, presented the benefits of renewable energy in completing rural electrification goals.

The project team together with representatives of different ministries in Vietnam.

            Contributions from the representatives of different ministries have contributed to ensuring that the themes and activities of the project will contribute to the achievement of the objectives and strategies of Vietnam.

 

23-08-2017

Từ ngày 16 đến 20 tháng 11 năm 2017, phái đoàn dự án COBENEFITS tiếp tục triển khai các cuộc gặp gỡ song phương với các bộ ban ngành, các cơ quan và đơn vị ở Việt Nam.  

23-08-2017

Project finished