World Sustainable Development Summit


At the World Sustainable Development Summit in January 2020, COBENEFITS Director Dr. Sebastian Helgenberger presented and discussed new findings on the social and economic co-benefits of renewable energies for India with representatives of state governments. The event took place as part of the thematic track on “Mainstreaming Development and Enhancing Climate Resilience: New Opportunities for States in India” and was led by the COBENEFITS India focal point Neha Pahuja, TERI.

By increasing the share of renewables, India can harness many positive side effects related to health and health costs, secure and reliable energy access and sustainable job creation. Please find the results of the new COBENEFITS assessments here

The discussion followed up on the international policy and expert dialogue held at the Climate Opportunity 2019 conference in Berlin. Watch the conference film with facts and figures on the co-benefits of renewable energies worldwide on YouTube.

The global COBENEFITS project is funded by Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI).