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August 20, 2017

Fostering political cooperation in Asia

Asia-Pacific Environmental Ministers Summit

Due to serious threats and challenges of climate change in Asia-Pacific, there is an urgent need for regional coordination on the high political level. On a UNESCAP and UNEP meeting in Bangkok in early September 2017 governement representatives and NGOs will disucss further steps in mitigation and adapting to climate change. KAS RECAP is an official sponsoer of this high-level event. more…

June 26, 2017

1930 - 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

June 18, 2017

Meeting the energy demand of emerging economies in Asia

KAS RECAP has sponsored six young researchers from different Asian countries to participate in the annual conference of the International Association for Energy Economics in Singapore. The scholars met in advance to present their research findings and exchange concepts for approaching challenges in energy politics. more…

June 17, 2017

In memoriam

Bundeskanzler a.D. Dr. Helmut Kohl 1930-2017†

We mourn Europe's citizen of honour, a great German Patriot, a fervent Christian Democrat and a European Statesman. more…

June 14, 2017

KAS RECAP Audio Podcast

The Future of Oil and Gas

Dr. Peter Hefele interviews Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the current and future development of the oil and gas market in Asia. more…

June 2, 2017

US withdrawal from the Paris agreement

"Geostrategical setback"

The US' withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement has hardly any direct effects on climate politics. For Trump and the US indeed this decision marks a geostrategical setback. The country continues losing importance. China and Europe are the leading powers in climate politics. Dr Peter Hefele in a KAS interview. more…

May 25, 2017

120th birthday of Ludwig Erhard

Social market economy going global?

The Social Market Economy has transformed Germany to a prosperous country and made it a reputable trade partner worldwide. What can other regions learn from the ideas of Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard? The article discusses the current situation, opportunities and perspectives of Asia and the cooperation with Europe. more…

May 17, 2017

KAS RECAP Audio Podcast

Cities in global climate diplomacy

Our new KAS RECAP Audio Podcast commences with an interview with Professor Maria Francesch-Huidobro (Hong Kong) abouth the role of Hong Kong and Singapore in global climate politics. more…

April 20, 2017


Regional Power Integration Models Around the World

ASEAN Energy Ministers recently agreed on the creation of an ASEAN Electricity Exchange to facilitate power trade across the region. At a workshop in Jakarta, experts and officials discussed best practices. Dr. Peter Hefele, director of KAS RECAP, presented two power integration models from Europe. more…

April 10, 2017

Policy Brief

Integrating Electricity in the ASEAN region

Power interconnection in the ASEAN region is the topic of a new study from ESI, funded by KAS RECAP. The study looks at lessons learnt from the international experience and analyzes the driving factors for an integrated electricity market in the ASEAN region. more…