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Roadmap for moving towards a circular economy - Municipality of San Cristóbal Verapaz

Guatemala

This document presents and analyzes the context of San Cristóbal Verapaz to propose a roadmap to initiate a transition to a circular economy. To do so, it begins by exploring the context of the municipality, and then presents the identified focus areas and opportunities, followed by strategic actions and proposed follow-up actions.

Roadmap to move towards a circular economy - Comuna de Palmilla

Chile

The municipality of Palmilla has a tradition of respect and commitment to sustainability. The municipality of Palmilla has generated several environmental strategies to contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.

Roadmap for moving towards a circular economy - Municipality of Cordoba

Gastronomic sector of Parque Sarmiento and Güemes in the city of Córdoba, Argentina

The focus has been on waste management in this sector, with various strategic actions designed to introduce changes in the daily management of waste in order to align it with the principles of the Circular Economy.

Roadmap for moving towards a circular economy - Municipality of Santa Catarina Pinula

Guatemala

Santa Catarina Pinula, as a protagonist at the territorial level, joins the transition to the circular economy, implementing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the region.

Roadmap to move towards a Circular Economy - Municipalidad de Luján de Cuyo

Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina

In order to contribute to a greater use of the competitive opportunities that sustainability can boost, the Municipality of Luján de Cuyo plans to promote good practices and innovative models that are increasingly closer to the principles of circular and regenerative economy.

Advances and challenges in the multilateral governance of environmental security in the Caribbean

Policy Paper 6

The Caribbean is a region with low levels of inter-state conflict but high levels of vulnerability to environmental damage and change, particularly climate change.

Analysis of Brazil and Colombia's environmental management of their Amazonian borders and territories

Policy Paper 7

This policy paper aims to analyze Brazil and Colombia's environmental management of their shared Amazonian borders. To this end, it proposes to build an interpretative framework from the approach of border theories, cooperation and environmental security.

Assessing South American Green Economy

Policy solutions emerging from native ecosystems

Green economy, the theme of this new publication is defined as low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive, according to UN Environment. More specifically, it allows us to talk about economic sectors such as forestry, agriculture, mining, fishing, among others, while taking into account environmental factors, such as protecting water sources and biodiversity or reducing greenhouse gas emissions; support workers’ rights; and focus on specific parts of the production processes.

Southern Cone, Environmental Governance and SDGs: Mercosur and the Environment

Policy Paper 8

The general theme of this policy paper is to understand environmental policies in the Southern Cone. To this end, the paper explores the incorporation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs for the environment in Mercosur, which is the main regional institution in the Southern Cone.

The impact of illicit crops on the increase in deforestation rates

Views and perspectives from the Putumayo region of Colombia

The Policy Paper aims to identify the various economic, social, cultural, political and security factors that influence deforestation due to the establishment of illicit coca crops.

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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%.