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Assessing the Energiewende

An International Expert Review

In view of the enormous challenges of the “Energiewende”, every new German government must ask itself the following question: How can we reconcile our long-term goal with the need to ensure a reliable, cost-effective and resource-saving energy supply also in the short to medium term? What’s more, with its “Energiewende”, Germany aspires to play an international leading role – from political, economic, ecological, social, technological, geo-strategic and security policy points of view. Against this backdrop, four international experts analyze the progress made so far and make recommendations. more…

Thomas Cunningham, Annika Hedberg, Syed Nazakat, Lixia Yao | March 1, 2018

Lessons of the German Energy Transition for South Korea

South Korea imports roughly 97 percent of its primary energy from abroad. This comes along with one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. Right after the presidential election in spring 2017, President Moon Jae-in announced a dramatic shift in national energy politics. He released an ambitious plan for energy transition. In this respect, the German “Energiewende” (energy transition) might provide some important lessons to be learnt both in conceptualisation as well as in implementation. more…

Event Reports | February 28, 2018

Smart Cities in Asia-Pacific

Making Sustainable Transitions Successful

The future is "urban" - not only in Asia! But current urbanisation is far from being sustainable. What are the most important challenges for Asian cities? Is becoming "a smart city" the solution? What does "smartness" mean in Asia? more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | February 12, 2018

South Korea's Energy Transition and Its Implications for Energy Security

Lessons from the German Energy Transition

South Korea imports roughly 97 percent of its primary energy from abroad. This comes along with one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. Right after the presidential election in spring 2017, President Moon Jae-in announced a dramatic shift in national energy politics. In this respect, the German “Energiewende” (energy transition) might provide some important lessons to be learnt both in conceptualisation as well as in implementation. This study assesses the current situation and draws political implications and recommendations. more…

February 1, 2018

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

On February 1, 2018 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (MNED) in Brussels, in cooperation with the German Economic Institute (IW) and the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change (RECAP) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hong Kong, organized the international workshop “Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains”. more…

Johannes Hügel | Event Reports | February 1, 2018