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What role will non-conventional renewable energies play in LAC in a post COVID-19 context?

EKLA Series: Climate Change in times of Coronavirus

Get to know the most recent edition of the Climate Change Series in times of Coronavirus, together with Carlos Trinidad and Daniela Soberón from the Institute of Climate Policies of Peru.

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Paving the way for sustainability: a new post Covid-19 economy for Latin America and the Caribbean

Policy brief on trade and environment N°11

On this occasion, we present this new bulletin, produced together with the SPDA, which analyses the outlook for sustainable development in the region after COVID 19.

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Can a Carbon Price help mitigate the economic and social effects of COVID-19?

EKLA Series: Climate Change in times of Coronavirus

Meet the most recent edition of the Climate Change Series in times of Coronavirus, together with Carlos Trinidad and Daniela Soberón from the Institute of Climate Policies of Peru.

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Coronavirus: A turning point for the development of renewable energies in Latin America?

EKLA Series: Climate Change in Times of Coronavirus

Get to know the most recent edition of the Climate Change Series in times of Coronavirus with Suamy Pérez Ortega, Minsur Renewable Energy Engineer.

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Sustainable businesses in Latin America reinvent themselves to survive COVID-19

EKLA Series: Climate Change in Times of Coronavirus

The eleventh installment of the Series comes thanks to Gustavo Guerra - director of País Circular and explores the impact of COVID-19 on 3 sustainable companies in Peru, Colombia and Chile.

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Public Policies and Climate Change in Latin America

Policy brief on trade and environment N° 10

On this occasion, we present this new bulletin, produced together with the SPDA, that recounts and analyzes the broad institutional and legal environmental architecture in the region, giving recommendations for its main challenge: The implementation

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Energy efficiency in the countries of the Pacific Alliance

Public policy analysis and recommendations

Research article by specialist Fernando Anaya, international consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic to better tackle climate change

Serie de artículos EKLA #CambioClimáticoentiemposdeCoronavirus

written by Sérgio Margulis

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The forgotten problem - the rain forest in danger

KAS Brasil national report

While headlines about debates about the Coronavirus crisis dominate both in Brazil and Europe, environmental problems and especially deforestation of the rain forest remain almost forgotten. Deforestation figures for the first quarter of 2020 were recently determined to have increased by 50% compared to the same period last year. The German government is in contact with both the Brazilian government and other relevant actors in that country, in a close exchange to preserve the rain forest and to ensure the sustainable use of its natural resources. Against this backdrop, it is worthwhile, especially in times of the Coronavirus crisis, to re-examine current events in the Amazon region to clarify the state of affairs. (Available in spanish, german and portuguese)

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Climate Politics after the Coronavirus: What Can We Learn from the Pandemic?

Serie de artículos EKLA #CambioClimáticoentiemposdeCoronavirus

written by Danilo Freire y Umberto Mignozzetti, from Getúlio Vargas Fundation (FGV)

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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%.