May 17, 2018

Energy Transformation in Taiwan

Taiwan has to make fundamental decisions about its future energy system. By 2025, all nuclear power plants will be shut down. But how can a safe and sustainable energy supply for Taiwan be ensured in the future? This was discussed with members of the German Bundestag in Taipei. more…

May 10, 2018
Study Space Singapore Juni 2018

Study Visit to Singapore

City Redevelopment in the Era of Climate Change

Singapore’s efforts in urban planning are well-recognized in Asia. How does the city achieve sustainable development when addressing challenges posed by climate change? With Georgia State University, KAS RECAP conducts a study tour on Governing Climate Change at the Local Level in Singapore in June.

May 1, 2018

Digitalisation and energy in asia

Streams of data, thought, and other things

What influence do digitalisation processes have on the use of energy and raw materials in Asia? What innovation dynamics and geopolitical implications result from the potential, still far from exhausted, of these developments? These questions are addressed by an article by Dr Peter Hefele at KAS International. more…

April 24, 2018

7th workshop on EU-China Relations

Eurasian cooperation within the New Silk Road

China's project One Belt - One Road (OBOR) includes dozens of countries in East, Central and South Asia as well as Europe. This great diversity bears chances, but also challenges for a closer cooperation. In the workshop, young experts from all regions discuss the current situation and possible approaches. more…

February 21, 2018

Inaugural Energy Policy Dialogue

Australia, Europe and Asia-Pacific

A newly established "Energy Policy Dialogue" between Australia and Germany serves as platform for discussing current challenges of global energy and climate politics. more…

February 21, 2018
Spinning wind wheels in the design of the Korean flag

German Energy Transition

Lessons for South Korea

South Korea is striving for an energy transition in order to reduce its dependence on fossil resources and reach its climate policy targets. In cooperation with the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce, KAS recap discusses the lessons of the German Energiewende for a new South Korean energy and climate policy.

February 21, 2018

sustainability in global value chains

Free trade and Sustainable Development Goals

Companies are increasingly embedded in global production chains and have significant impact on the the social and environmental conditions in affected countries. Together with the German Economic Institute, representatives from economy and politics in Brussels discussed new business models, the implementation of international standards and the role of regulating authorities. more…

February 1, 2018

China's new silk road

An option for deeper collaboration in Eurasia?

China's external political flagship project – the "One belt, One road" initiative – is a strategic milestone for Eurasia and a new world order. In cooperation with the initiative UACES, KAS RECAP brings together young scholars of all disciplines from Europe, East, Central and South Asia in Astana/Kazakhstan to discuss the manifold social, economic and political implications of OBOR. more…

January 26, 2018
KAS Annual Regional Meeting 2018

Setting the Agenda for Asia-Pacific

KAS Annual Regional Meeting 2018

Directors of KAS offices from across Asia and from the headquarters met in Singapore on 22-25 January to discuss this year's activities as well as the latest development of Asia. KAS will continue its engagement in promoting international, regional and national cooperation with a focus on emerging topics such as digitalisation.

January 22, 2018
HKBU Appointment Dr Hefele

Dr Peter Hefele Appointed as Advisor of HKBU

Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP, has been appointed to the Department of Government and International Studies Advisory Committee at Hong Kong Baptist University. He will give advice on strengthening linkages between the university’s academic activities and the community.