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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…

April 5, 2017


Global Emissions Reductions and Role of Germany

The Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21) aims at limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. An international KAS study examined the emissions reduction policies of the world’s four largest producers of GHG: China, India, Russia and the USA – and how they view the German "Energiewende". more…

March 19, 2017

Luncheon Discussion

Seeking for Asia-Euro Sustainable Development

Challenges and comparative advantages in sustainable development provide unique opportunities for Asia and Europe in future cooperation. more…

February 27, 2017


Regulation of energy investments along the “Belt and Road”

Central Asia has become a focal point of the energy politics of China, Russia, and the EU. This bears great potential for establishing a transcontinental energy supply, but also risks due to diverging geopolitical interests. A legal framework is needed for investments and a constructive cooperation. more…

February 18, 2017

Sustainable management in the EU and China

The economic circumstances in China as well as in the European Union are rapidly changing. How to use this challenges for a new sustainable development, will be discussed in the 6th joint workshop of KAS RECAP and the Eurasian research network UACES. more…

October 27, 2016

The role of EU and China in international climate politics

Political actors such as China and the EU play an important role in implementing the ambitious goals of COP21. Not only governments, but also economy and sciences are facing manifold perspectives. This potential will be discussed by experts of both continents at a workshop in October 2016. more…