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Climate Report 2014

Energy security and climate chance worldwide

Over the past few years, energy policy has increasingly become the focus of discussions on climate change. Within those debates, opinions on using energy from fossil fuels and renewable energies differ widely. This publication is the product of numerous contributions from the foreign offices of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. They provide an overview of national perceptions of energy and climate change in the selected countries. more…

Dr. Christian Hübner, Franziska Fabritius, Jan Wilhelm Ahmling, Bernd Althusmann, Dr. Marco Arndt, Dr. Canan Atilgan, Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Dr. Werner Böhler, Henri Bohnet, Christopher Braemer, Stephan Brandenburger, Rabea Brauer, Jänis Brizga, Silvia Bruno, Jeffrey Calderon, Lou Chen, Claudia Crawford, Margarita Cuervo, Anja Czymmeck, Felix Dane, Iakovos Dimitriou, Holger Dix, Dr. Colin Dürkop, Aziz El Aidi, Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Alena Falathova, Irene Fornari, Evelyn Gaiser, Pedro Gamio Aita, Hubert Gehring, Dr. Ute Gierczynski-Bocandé, Janina Grimm-Huber, Holger Haibach, Dr. Lars Hänsel, Mareen Haring, Maximilian Hedrich, Dr. Peter Hefele, Amos Helms, Dr. Hans Maria Heyn, Dirk Hoffmann, Simone Hüser, Graciela Incer Brenes, Dr. Iur. Barbara Janusz-pawletta, Nihat Karagöz, Iris Karanja, Dilpreet Kaur, Dr. Angelika Klein, Dr. Peter Köppinger, Maria Kottari, Steffen Krüger, Adriaan Kühn, Michelle Kunz, Dr. Thomas Kunze, Dr. Michael A. Lange, Jürgen Langen, Paul Linnarz, Eva Majewski, Anita Šakić, Otmar Oehring, Dr. Hardy Ostry, Katja Christina Plate, Dr. Helmut Reifeld, Stefan Reith, Johannes D. Rey, Marie-Christine Roux, Dr. Lars Peter Schmidt †, Denis Schrey, Annette Schwarzbauer, Hans Siglbauer, Frank Spengler, Ruslan Stefanov, Ilona-Margarita Stettner, Henning Suhr, Granit Ternava, Vu Dang Tuan, Susanna Vogt, Kristina von Knobelsdorff, Norbert Wagner, Winfried Weck, Dra. Kristin Wesemann, Dr. Gidon Windecker, Michael Winzer, Dr. Jan Woischnik, Artan Zeka, Kathrin Zeller, Simon Kurz | August 26, 2014

Development and Social Security in Asia

The future of effective social security systems in Asia depends on economic development. Following an increase in labour productivity and domestic consumption a financially strong middle class may evolve and income disparities may be overcome. Therefore, an economic policy requires a stronger focus on quality and sustainability. more…

Paul Linnarz | International Reports | July 25, 2014

The whole world is watching Germany

Former German Environment Minister Klaus Töpfer in interview with

A translation of a phone interview with Klaus Töpfer on the German "Energiewende" ("Die ganze Welt blickt auf Deutschland", 29 July 2013) more…

March 6, 2014

The Social Market Economy

What does it really mean?

The Social Market Economy is a proven economic and social model that not only provided Germany with its economic miracle after the Second World War, but that also brought the country many years of stability and prosperity. But despite its merits, many people find it difficult to describe what is really meant by the term "Social Market Economy". This publication seeks to change this by introducing and explaining in greater depth the key principles of the German economic system. more…

December 19, 2013

Europe Cannot Remain What It Is

Lessons from Europe's Debt Crisis: Governmental Union, Fiscal Union and European Civil Religion

The debt crisis has held sway over European politics for almost four years. These turbulent times have seen numerous new agreements at the European level as well as rescue packages for individual countries of the Eurozone. In such a time of fundamental change, it can be helpful to adopt the viewpoint of an onlooker. Thus, Helena Wöhl Coelho and Matthias Schäfer put 55 questions on the European crisis to the academic Roland Benedikter, a renowned expert of European affairs. You can read his answers in this publication. more…

November 28, 2013