Country Reports

State Crisis Instead of Final Sprint

In the next 100 days, 10 issues shall decide whether the Olympics shall become a success or not in crisis-struck Brazil

100 Days prior to their Opening Ceremony, Brazil has practically forgotten this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics. Instead the country is involved in a deep economic and political crisis. The latter is no longer limited only to the impeachment of Pres. Dilma Rousseff, but also casts doubts on the problem-solving skills of the Brazilian Administration as a whole. Whether the Olympics are going to be a success notwithstanding, shall essentially depend on 10 issues. more…

Dr. Jan Woischnik, Alexandra Paulus | April 27, 2016


Newsletter N°2 EKLA-KAS. more…

December 18, 2015

Latin America and COP20

With a population of about 615 million people, the majority of which living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increasingly try to engage in global environmental issues, particularly with regards to the challenge of climate change. 2014 presents a unique opportunity to reposition the region on the international agenda of environmental issues since Peru will host in December, the 20th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change. The report, available for download, provides an overview of the subject in Latin America. more…

Karina Marzano Franco | November 28, 2014

Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Mercosur and its partners

In 2005, a Framework Agreement on Regional Energy Cooperation between Mercosur Member States and Associated States was signed. Almost 10 years later, it is debatable as whether this agreement has fulfilled its goal of advancing regional energy integration. more…

Karina Marzano Franco | October 20, 2014

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