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July 6, 2017

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.

Cover: Climate Change Policy in the Trump Era

July 6, 2017

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.

Cover: Perspectives of the G20 summit on migration and sustainable development

July 6, 2017

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?

Cover: Every fourth Bulgarian sees Fake News daily

June 27, 2017

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.

June 26, 2017

„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.

June 24, 2017

Europe in the Turnout: Meeting poweful challenges

European Council Summit of 22nd and 23rd of June 2017

There were important, but not unexpected, decisions on the topics of security and migration that were most recently discussed. The European Council called on the Internet industry to work more strongly against extremist content, agreed on common military structures and called for the creation of a complete list of safe third countries. Further topics were: international, fixing the criteria and the process for the change of location of two European agencies, the topic of economics, and the future issue of a digital Europe.

Cover: Podcast: The Future of Oil and Gas

June 9, 2017

Podcast: The Future of Oil and Gas

Interview with Prof. Paul Stevens | London

Dr. Peter Hefele, KAS RECAP Hongkong, talks to Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the future of global energy markets and the Middle East.

About this Serial

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.


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