Enhancing Hong Kong’s Energy Efficiency

Lessons from China and Germany

Private and public buildings count for a large portion of overall energy consumption in cities. Therefore, energy-efficient buildings are one of the key issues to mitigate climate change. A research project by the Hong Kong Business and Environment Council (BEC), supported by KAS RECAP, compares buildings’ energy efficiency policies and measures of different cities around the world and what lesson can be learnt for Hong Kong. On June 11, a third BEC workshop was held to examine the energy efficiency related policy framework of Beijing, Shenzhen and Essen, Europas "Grüne Hauptstadt" 2017. more…

Eric Lee, Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | June 11, 2018

Mega cities and their role in mitigating climate change

Kick-off Event

Cities and global city networks play a crucial role in combating climate change. Has there been any progress since the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015? And what about the situation in Hong Kong? Local KAS RECAP partner "Paris Watch" presented the first results of a new research project. more…

Event Reports | June 8, 2018

Sustainable Asia — Envisioning your Future

Webinar for young people from the Asia-Pacific Region

The young generation is key to achieve an integrated and sustainable development in Asia. However, activists often lack know-how and resources for implementing their creative ideas. As a joint project with the Hongkong American Center, KAS RECAP created a webinar providing training on the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products on their vision of a future Asia. more…

Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | May 8, 2018

Energy Transformations: Experiences from Taiwan and Germany

Luncheon discussion with members of the German Bundestag

On invitation of KAS RECAP, German and Taiwanese politicians, academics and entrepreneurs discussed experiences of the German “Energiewende" and opportunities for closer cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy security and climate change. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | May 8, 2018

Driving Innovations in Hong Kong and Germany

Policies and Incentives

Hong Kong is considered as the leading financial and trade center of Asia. But is it also a place to be for young start-up companies? On invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, young entrepreneurs and politicians from Germany and Hong Kong compared their views on how to promote innovation in Hong Kong. more…

Event Reports | May 4, 2018