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Network Governance of Emission Trading Scheme

A Case Study of Guangdong Province, China

China is the world's largest carbon trading market. Four years after implementing ETSs in eight provinces, a nationwide cap-and-trade system was launched last year. It was seen as one of the key market instruments to mitigate climate change. Dr Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Consultant of KAS RECAP, wrote an article on challenges of governing domestic carbon trade system in China and analyses a governance network supporting carbon market development by using Guangdong as a case-study. more…

Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro | April 27, 2018

Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Southeast Asia

Unlocking the Door towards Sustainable Development

Around 20% of the population in Southeast Asia do not have access to electricity. Lack of energy use serves as a significant factor hindering sustainable development of developing countries in terms of education, health, gender, environment, economic growth, food security, and water. KAS RECAP and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), the National University of Singapore hosted a workshop from April 17-18 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss national and regional efforts to accelerate access to electricity. more…

Eric Lee | Event Reports | April 26, 2018

China´s One Belt - One Road Initiative

7th UACES Workshop on EU-China Relations

The “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) has become a concept central to China's foreign policy – aiming at connecting the Eurasian continent from Ningbo and Shanghai at the shores of the Pacific to Duisburg and Rotterdam in Western Europe. This initiative goes far beyong physical infrastructre, such as pipelines and railroads. It is part of a new emerging world order. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | Event Reports | April 24, 2018

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