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Wassersicherheit und soziale Entwicklung in Lateinamerika

Wassersicherheit und soziale Entwicklung in Lateinamerika sind eng miteinander verbunden. Der Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser bildet nicht nur die Grundlage für sozioökonomische Entwicklung und politische Stabilität, sondern ist darüber hinaus auch ein Indikator für soziale und strukturelle Ungleichheit. Wassernutzungskonflikte in Lateinamerika bewegen sich heutzutage in einem komplexen Spannungsfeld zwischen Wirtschaftswachstum, Klimawandel und Ressourcenpolitik sowie den (Land)Rechten ländlicher und indigener Bevölkerungsgruppen.

Policy Brief on Trade and Environmental N°1

A Review of Instruments, Negotiations, Processes and Actors Relevant for Latin America

First policy brief of the series “Trade and Environmental Policy” of the EKLA Program of Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law

Distributed Generation:

International Experiences and Comparative Analyses

EKLA-KAS supports this study on Distributed Generation, organized in cooperation with our partner, the Electricity Sector Study Group (GESEL, in its Portuguese version) of the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ), aiming to facilitate the access to international experiences and best practices.

NDCs: What is there for Latin American big cities?

A case study and workshop project for four big cities and countries in Latin America

The project focused on a selected number of countries and (Mega) cities in Latin America: Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Mexico and Mexico City, Argentina and Buenos Aires, and Peru and Lima. A field visit including a local workshop was carried out in each city; and a final workshop bringing together representatives from all 4 citiesand all 4 national governments took place at the end of the project, in Rio de Janeiro.

Protected areas and their relationship with food security in a context of climate change

An overview from Bolivia, Brazil and Peru

Investigation developed by Peruvian Society for Environmental Law and sponsored by the Programm EKLA-KAS

After the UN Climate Change Conference COP23: Acting Globally and Locally

How we can prepare people severely affected by climate change

The Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 was groundbreaking. Almost all nations agreed on limiting global warming to well below two degrees. The following conferences in Morocco and Bonn aimed at the implementation of the agreement: A key question is, how severely affected people can adapt on climate change and how they can get fast and sustainable assistance. We discussed these issues with stakeholders and experts from Africa, Europe und Latin America.

Aportes del G20 al combate del cambio climático y su financiamiento

En América Latina, los países miembros del G20 son Argentina, Brasil y México. El presente Estudio demuestralo que está haciendo el G20 para impulsar y desarrollar el financiamiento climático en estos países, de talmanera que se continúe un debate climático progresivo, en un marco de transición de la presidencia de G20desde Alemania (2017) hacia Argentina (2018).

Syncing Environmental and Energy Security through inter-bloc Cooperation:

What is in for the EU and Mercosur?

This paper seeks to discuss the importance of cooperation between the European Union and Mercosur in sustainable energy policy making, as well as present suggestions on how social and political dialogue should take place in those areas.

Klimasicherheit

Global denken - lokal handeln

Der Klimawandel bewirkt die Intensivierung extremer Wetterphänomene: Dürreperioden, extreme Regenfälle, Überschwemmungen, Erdrutsche, Temperatursprünge usw. Alle diese Phänomene haben einen negativen Einfluss auf unser alltägliches Leben. Sie führen zum Verlust von Infrastruktur und Ernteausfällen, was wiederum steigende Lebensmittelpreise nach sich zieht. Es ist unser aller Aufgabe uns diesen Problemen zu stellen: „Wir müssen global denken und lokal handeln“. Der folgende Artikel richtet sich an alle, die sich informieren und ein Teil der Lösung, anstelle des Problems sein wollen.

SEGURIDAD CLIMÁTICA

Reducción de riesgos desde la adaptación

El cambio del clima intensifica eventos Climáticos: Sequías, lluvias extremas, inundaciones, deslizamientos de tierra y cambios bruscos de temperatura. Tales eventos generan impactos en nuestro cotidiano, como por ejemplo pérdidas en infraestructura y cambio en el precio de los alimentos. Actuar frente a estos problemas es tarea de todos: “Tenemos que pensar global, y actuar local”. La siguiente publicación tiene como objetivo impulsar el debate y la acción local. Está dirigida a todos aquellos que informarse y participar activamente del proceso de adaptación.

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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%.