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Lateinamerika und die COP21

Lateinamerika ist zu einem traurigen „Hotspot“ der unterschiedlichsten Auswirkungen des Klimawandels geworden. Innerhalb des Landes ist die multilaterale Klimapolitik von großer Bedeutung. Gelänge es in Paris ein Abkommen zu verabschieden, das glaubhaft den Herausforderungen des Klimawandels entgegentritt, dann würden viele lateinamerikanische Staaten vermutlich auch ernsthaft daran mitwirken und weiteres freiwilliges Engagement aufbringen.



This document describes the major environmental milestones from 1958 until today in an account of events that marked the political and social life in Germany.

Environmental Encyclical

Latin American Perception and Organization

The publication of environmental papal Encyclical represents a new dimension in the overall process of the climate change debate, as it includes the Catholic Church with clear comments in global climate policy. The Encyclical is based on a variety of public issues and widely discussed climate and environmental protection. However, he leads attention to the socio-political context, considering in the spotlight the negative relationship between climate change and poverty.

Urban Climate Governance:

the Latin American experience

Becoming increasingly independent from an institutional perspective, cities have emerged as the driving force behind implementing climate policy-related measures. Focusing on Latin America, Brazil in particular, this article presents the benefits of dealing with climate change at the local level and aims to demonstrate how cities have become centres of innovation in this area.

KAS: First place in the category "Best Think Tank Network"

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. achieved excellent results in the latest edition of the “Global Go To Think Tank Index of 2014”, published by the University of Pennsylvania. The Foundation made first place in the category “Best Think Tank Network” and as in previous years, the KAS is among the top ten think tanks in Western Europe.

Regional Programme under new management

The Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America is under new management from January 2015 and will be based in Lima, Peru.

Seizing opportunities for collaboration between cities and business for sustainable economies

CDP Latin America

This study examines responses to an annual survey on climate change from 46 city governments in Latin America. The results show that climate change poses significant risks to cities in Latin America, and especially to the businesses that operate within them. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung supports this study, written by CDP, aiming to facilitate the access to information.

Urban Sustainability: Experiences in Latin America

ICLEI and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation present the publication "Urban Sustainability: Experiences in Latin America" on specific cases of urban sustainability in different topics. The objective of this study is to inspire cities in the region and the world to rethink their approaches to development. The study is available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Latin America and COP20

With a population of about 615 million people, the majority of which living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increasingly try to engage in global environmental issues, particularly with regards to the challenge of climate change. 2014 presents a unique opportunity to reposition the region on the international agenda of environmental issues since Peru will host in December, the 20th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change. The report, available for download, provides an overview of the subject in Latin America.

Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Mercosur and its partners

In 2005, a Framework Agreement on Regional Energy Cooperation between Mercosur Member States and Associated States was signed. Almost 10 years later, it is debatable as whether this agreement has fulfilled its goal of advancing regional energy integration.

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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 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%.