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Innovation and Sustainability in Germany

Kick-off event with the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)

How did Germany succeed in becoming one of the most innovative countries? What are the challenges for the leading European economy in transforming itself into a blueprint for sustainable development? Dr. Peter Hefele, Director RECAP, presented an in-depth analysis of the German innovation system and the energy transformation to members of the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)and engineering students of the Hongkong University in preparation of a study trip to Munich in June 2018. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | April 14, 2018

New Ideas for a sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific NGO-Forum 2018

The forum for representatives of civil society organizations on the side of the annual environmental minister’s summit in Asia has formulated concrete demands on politics in the past few years and is gaining more and more popularity. This year KAS RECAP was again supporting this event. more…

Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | March 27, 2018

International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Online Documentation of the KAS India office about the founding of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)

The ISA was initiated following the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) on the 30th November 2015 and was introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then French President Francois Hollande. The idea was to create a coalition of sun-rich countries to fill identified gaps in energy supply through a common approach focused on solar power. The founding conference of the intergovernmental organization took place on the 11th of March 2018 in New Delhi. more…

Philipp Huchel, Matthias Schnabel | March 21, 2018

Cambodia’s Energy Transition

Presentation of a Research Study

Rapid economic development, a young and fast-growing population, severe impacts of climate change and the aim of providing stable and affordable energy and consumption in a sustainable way: These challenges lay at the heart of any discussions on sustainable development in South East Asia. Cambodia, still one of the poorest countries in ASEAN, is a good example in this respect. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | March 14, 2018


Cambodia, likewise to other developing countries, is facing a twofold problem which can only solved by a compromise: On the one hand, energy demand is rising sharply and increasing electricity production is essential for further economic and social development. On the other hand, impacts by climate change are already visible and the local use of fossil fuels must be reduced in order to avoid graver impacts. An energy transition however is hampered by insufficient regulations. This study, conducted by Enrich Institute for KAS RECAP, assesses the current situation and future implications. more…

March 14, 2018