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Power Interconnection in the ASEAN Region

Lessons Learnt from International Experience

This paper discusses the development of power interconnection in ASEAN, focusing on the recently announced interconnection concept between Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore (LTMS). As templates, the authors use the evolutionary experience of electricity interconnection and trade in three international markets that have relevance for ASEAN, specifically: the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), European electricity markets, and Nord Pool. more…

Anton Finenko, Prof. Anthony (Tony) David Owen, Jacqueline Tao | November 6, 2017

Asian Cities in Transnational Networks on Climate Change

Act Global, Think Urban: Hong Kong & Singapore

This paper explores the experiences of two iconic Asian cities – Singapore and Hong Kong – as members of transnational urban networks on climate change. It sets their activities within the C40 and SEANCC networks in the context of existing knowledge on transnational urban networks of climate change and provides thereby a pioneering study of Asian cities in these networks. more…

Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Dr. Yolanda Mengyan Yu, Dr. Timothy Moss, Melissa Low | November 6, 2017

Podcast: East Asian Energy Security

Keeping the Lights on During the Transition

The electricity sector is vital for modern society. Policy makers, regulators and the industry have to ensure that electricity remains affordable and secure. But, national and international climate targets have to be met, too. National energy systems in Asia are under massive pressure to cope with these, sometimes contradicting goals. The rapid rise of renewable energies and discussion about decarbonization have questioned traditional business models, not only in the energy sector. In the audio podcast, Antony Froggatt shared insights into the latest energy development in Europe and Asia. more…

Eric Lee | Country Reports | October 20, 2017

Mapping the Global and Local Landscape of Green Bond Markets

Strategic Role of Hong Kong in Green Finance

As an international financial center, Hong Kong plays a key role in facilitating green financing. The latest publication from Our Hongkong Foundation, one of Hong Kong’s leading think tank outlines the current development of the green bond market in China and in Hong Kong, and provides various recommendations to local stakeholders from the public and private sector. more…

Eric Lee | Event Reports | October 19, 2017


The Role of Electricity in the Energy Transformation

The large economies in East Asia have begun with a comprehensive reorganization of their energy sector. They want to decrease their dependence on resources from other regions and structure their grid more efficiently. The electricity sector plays a crucial role in this process. In a joint breakfast seminar of KAS RECAP and Chatham House, Antony Froggatt, a researcher at Chatham House/London spoke about the prospects for the region. more…

Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | October 12, 2017