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The Future of Coal and Chances for Clean Coal

Global Energy Security and Climate Change Challenges

A two-day workshop, organized by KAS’s RECAP and King’s College’s EUCERS and supported by the Atlantic Council and the National University of Singapore, on the future of coal and CCS technology was held on 5th and 6th May in Seoul. Experts from 11 countries had a debate on the present and future role of fossil fuels from a global and regional perspective and the potentials of technical development on clean coal. more…

Eric Lee | Event Reports | May 16, 2016

Paris Agreement: How it happened and what next

With a special focus on the role of non-state actors

This report gives an overview of the Paris Agreement and the new global climate system it has introduced; a reflection from of an engaged city-state -Singapore, on how the Paris outcome was achieved and what now has to be done; a description of the new world of international non-state groupings with two key examples of groups of world cities; and a reflection on city-based action by a major city in the developing world – Rio de Janeiro. more…

Dr. Luis Blanco, Johannes Hügel, Andrzej Blachowicz, Henry Derwent, Nelson Moreira Franco, Melissa Low Yu Xing | May 4, 2016

Energy Security and the OSCE

The Case for Energy Risk Mitigation and Connectivity

The 2016 German Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) comes at a time of increasing awareness about the interdependence between energy security and hard, economic, and human security. The publication of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs examines the challenges and provides suggestions for concrete action. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this report does not necessarily reflect the official views of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

May 1, 2016

Southeast Asia on its path towards a sustainable energy and climate policy

RECAP representatives in Thailand and Cambodia

Southeast Asia is playing a crucial role in mitigating the climate change due to its large potential of natural resources and its fast growing economies in the region. As this densely populated region is already suffering from massive changes in local weather conditions, the countries need to adapt their national energy and climate politics and tighten their regional cooperation. To support these transformation processes, RECAP launched a series of presentations in Thailand and Cambodia to raise awareness for the challenges laying ahead. more…

Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | April 17, 2016

After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions

On April 9-10, 2016, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, RECAP Hong Kong sponsored a "Student Energy Forum" on “After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions”, co-organized by the Hong Kong-America Center and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. more…

Eric Lee | Event Reports | April 9, 2016