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Podcast: Energy and climate change in India – Challenges and perspectives

Interview with Prof. Shreekant Gupta | Singapore
India will soon overtake China in its number of population. Lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty remains the priority of India’s policy. Energy demands will therefore increase dramatically in the years to come. The same time, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are already heavily felt in the country. How can India bridge the challenges of development and climate change mitigation? Listen to Professor Shreekant Gupta, one of the leading experts in India on energy and climate change policy. Peter Hefele, July 11, 2017 more...

10 New Ideas on how Europe should deal with Donald Trump

For a reasonable policy towards the United States of America
Half a year after the inauguration Donald Trump is still the President of the United States. The unprecedented global hysteria over the last few months has not changed this. Trump has remained true to his personal style. He continues to be popular among his supporters. Our world has not imploded. Nico Lange, July 7, 2017 more...

Climate Report 2017: Saudi Arabia

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries
The Gulf States were opposed to international climate protection agreements for a long time. Their economic and political dependency on oil and gas was simply too great. In recent years, however, a paradigm shift has taken place: Following the lead of other Gulf States, Saudi Arabia is now also arriving at a more progressive climate protection policy. Manuel Schubert, Peter Sendrowicz, Andreas Weinhut, July 6, 2017 more...

Climate Change Policy in the Trump Era

How do Leading US Think Tanks View the USA’s Changing Approach to Energy and the Environment?
President Trump has announced that he will “unleash” the US coal, oil and gas industries, deregulate existing environmental and climate restrictions, and withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement. But despite this, many US experts remain optimistic about the future of clean energy and the country’s environmental goals. They believe the main challenges lie in the US potentially losing ground internationally, for example with regard to competitiveness, global influence and security. Céline-Agathe Caro, July 6, 2017 more...

Perspectives of the G20 summit on migration and sustainable development

Hamburg will be the central arena for the next G20 summit of the heads of state and government of the world's largest advanced and emerging economies on 7th/8th July this year. The summit focuses on the cooperation with the African continent, one of the top priorities of the German G20 presidency. The G20’s central concern is to promote and secure global economic growth. How to tackle the push factors for migration and flight to Europe in this context? Susanne Conrad, July 6, 2017 more...

Every fourth Bulgarian sees Fake News daily

REPRESENTATIVE SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG: DISINFORMATION IS A RELEVANT POLITICAL ISSUE IN BULGARIA
Many Bulgarians know what ‘fake news’ is: 72 percent of the respondents have been confronted with false reporting in the media, 25 percent see ‘fake news’ about political topics even daily. This is the result of a representative survey commissioned by the KAS Media Program South East Europe among more than 1,000 citizens over 18 years. The respondents have also been asked about their confidence in international institutions and countries. The EU enjoys higher trust than Russia. Christian Spahr, June 27, 2017 more...

„We need to take on more responsibility!“

„Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority!” Already in his first speech in front of the UN Security Council, the new UN-Secretary-General António Guterres made abundantly clear what he will be focusing on during his term in office. Thorsten Frei, June 26, 2017 more...

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.