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TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA

Article originally published in Portuguese in Cadernos Adenauer 2/2016

With a mostly urban population of approximately 635 million people, the region comprised by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been seeking gradual integration into global environmental issues, particularly in relation to the challenges of climate change. This article has the challenging goal of presenting an overview of climate change in LAC.

A comparative analysis of energy transition in Latin America and Europe

FGV Energia

With the support of EKLA-KAS, FGV Energy prepared a comparative research on energy transition processes in Latin America and Europe. The results of this study are available in the publication below.

How the environment can be a main focus in political parties in Latin America?

Workshop

From 9 to 11 June, the Regional Programme Political Parties and Democracy in Latin America held in Lima, the workshop "Political Parties addressing environmental challenges" with the participation of deputies and academics from Latin America and EKLA representatives of the Regional Programme EKLA - KAS.

Trend zur Energiemarktöffnung in Lateinamerika

Eine Chance für die deutsche Energiewende-Außenpolitik

Lateinamerika besitzt gute Rahmenbedingungen für Erneuerbare Energien, die sich durch die politische Öffnung der regionalen Energiemärkte weiter verbessern. Die Artikulation einer deutschen Energiewende-Außenpolitik sollte diese Entwicklung aufgreifen, indem sie sich über die wirtschaftspolitischen Integrationsverbünde in der Region auf die Schaffung gemeinsamer regulatorischer Rahmenbedingungen konzentriert.

What can be expected from the new climate agreement?

Programme "Tema Livre" of the National Radio (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)

Experts discuss which are the advances that have been made in relation to the Paris Agreement

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.

State Crisis Instead of Final Sprint

In the next 100 days, 10 issues shall decide whether the Olympics shall become a success or not in crisis-struck Brazil

100 Days prior to their Opening Ceremony, Brazil has practically forgotten this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics. Instead the country is involved in a deep economic and political crisis. The latter is no longer limited only to the impeachment of Pres. Dilma Rousseff, but also casts doubts on the problem-solving skills of the Brazilian Administration as a whole. Whether the Olympics are going to be a success notwithstanding, shall essentially depend on 10 issues.

Der Letzte macht das Licht aus

Dramatische Wasser- und Stromkrise in Venezuela

„In den ersten Wochen oder Mitte April könnte es einen Strom-Kollaps geben.“ Es sind harte Worte, die Luis Motta Domínguez, Venezuelas Energieminister, Mitte Februar vor dutzenden Bürgermeistern von sich gibt. Energie- und Wasserexperten warnen bereits seit Monaten vor dem nationalen Stromausfall.

Geopolitics of Energy Transition

Political Agenda

Original article published in the 2015-2 edition of Diálogo Político Journal.

THE KAS ENERGY SECURITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME AT EUCERS KING’S COLLEGE LONDON 2016

Application deadline on May 15,2016

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation funds a 12-month research stay for a Fellow at theEuropean Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King's College London.The candidate has to be Mexican. The Fellowship includes funding which will pay a monthlystipend of £1,807 for the fellow, university fees and a conference subsistence. In the case ofcurrent PhD students at another institution in Mexico, the monthly stipend will be of £1,954.During the selection process, preference will be given to enrolled PhD students. For more information, please see the PDF below.

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"In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt"

Workshop Moderationstraining

Zum Auftakt des dreijährigen Projektes "In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt!' fand am Freitag und Samstag, 18. und 19. August, in Brake ein Workshop über Kommunikationsstrategien statt. Das Herrmann-Ehlers-Bildungsforum Weser-Ems fördert das Projekt und gestaltete den Auftaktworkshop mit dem Projektteam.  Als Referent führte Dr. Thomas Thielen durch das Programm, bei dem es um Interview-Schulungen, Übungen zur Moderation von Gesprächen und operativ aufmerksame Kommunikation ging. 

 

In dem Projekt geht es um Lebensgeschichten sowohl junger als auch älterer Menschen, die filmisch aufgezeichnet, dokumentiert und öffentlich präsentiert werden. Dabei sollen Generationen in den Dialog treten - für eine vielfältige und offene Gesellschaft. Im ersten Workshop wurde das Projektteam für diese Interviewsituationen geschult. Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer kamen aus der Wesermarsch und umzu, zudem nahmen Schülerinnen und Schüler der Zinzendorfschule  aus Tossens teil. In dem zeitägigen Workshop wurde kreativ in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit, in Simulationen die Interviewsituation geübt. Nach dem Workshop geht es im Projekt weiter mit ersten Interviews.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Country Reports with a Difference

Research on “Education of people with disabilities” around the world

People with disabilities are also among the most marginalised groups in the education system, and not only in the so-called developing countries. In recent years, it has become clear that education is one of the key prerequisites for sustainable development. Not least, the 2030 Agenda, with its guiding principle of “Leaving no one behind”, calls on us to focus our attention on this issue - also and especially in our work abroad.

 

What is the situation regarding access to education in the various countries in which we are active? To what extent do people with disabilities have the same access opportunities as non-disabled people? What difficulties do people face, what hurdles do they have to overcome and how can we, as a foundation, contribute to giving people with disabilities equal access to (‘civic’) education and to our programmes?

 

Our publication series “Country Reports with a Difference” aims to report on the current state of access to education for people with disabilities. Our overseas offices research the situation and developments in various countries. Through our reports, we can raise awareness of the inequalities that unfortunately still too often exist and bring more attention to the issue of inclusion.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

Vietnam Quarterly Macroeconomic Report Quarter 3 - 2018

Viet Nam's economy maintained its growth momentum, growing at 6.88% (yoy) in Q3/2018. For the first nine months of the year, economic growth was 6.98% with a solid recovery of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and services (3.65% and 6.89%, respectively) and the 8.89% impressive growth of industry and construction area. Under the current situation, economic growth in the whole year is likely to exceed 6.8%.