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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.

January 17, 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. Two workshops in Asia and Europe deal with existing practices of MNEs, implications of the SDGs, international standards and the role of regulating authorities. more…

December 11, 2017

China's new silk road

A gate for new collaborations in Eurasia

China's centennial project "One Belt – One Road" creates numerous perspectives for the economic, political and cultural coooperation between Asia and Europe. The seventh KAS-UACES workshop sheds light on the initiative's manifold impacts on Central Asia and its neighbours. more…

December 1, 2017

Climate change in South Asia

Paths towards a cooperation in security policy

Climate change brings along immense challenges for the traditional security in South Asia which politics and civil society will only be able to tackle by relying on the logistic and strategic support of the armed forces. High-ranking representatives from diplomacy, military and NGOs elaborated transnational solutions. more…

November 30, 2017
Power station for the electric tramway in Singapore

Lections from the past

The energy transition in urban areas

Asian cities are facing the great challenge of transforming their energy supply in a sustainable way. The historic development of the energy supply of geographically isolated areas such as Singapore and Kota Kinabalu/Borneo (Malaysia) shows how energy policy of the past define opportunities and limits for future energy transitions. more…

October 16, 2017

Investments in a greener future

Carbon trading from an investors' perspective

Emission trading systems (ETS) are commonly seen as a promising instrument of economic politics to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. A workshop examines how the regulatory framework of ETS (with focus on China and the EU) can be designed to promote investments in the production of clean energy. more…

October 11, 2017

Energy Security in East Asia

Keeping the Lights on During Energy Transition

The energy sector in East Asia is facing a profound transformation. The countries are striving to bring economic and environmental sustainability in accordance. A seminar by KAS RECAP and Chatham House sheds lights on these challenges considering new technological and regulatory developments. more…