Publications

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Regionalwahlen in Mexiko

Regierungspartei MORENA festigt ihre territoriale Präsenz

Die Regionalwahlen am 5. Juni 2022 haben die territoriale Macht der Regierungspartei MORENA und der Regierungskoalition „Juntos hacemos historia“ konsolidiert: mit dem Gewinn von vier der sechs zur Wahl stehenden Gouverneursposten sind sie der eindeutige Gewinner, allerdings hat auch die Oppositionskoalition „Va por México“ eine gewisse Widerstandsfähigkeit demonstriert, indem sie zwei Bundesstaaten für sich entscheiden konnte. Dennoch, mit nun 22 der insgesamt 32 mexikanischen Staaten hat sich MORENA endgültig als stärkste politische Kraft im Land etabliert und sich damit eine mehr als solide Ausgangslage für die die Präsidentschaftswahlen im Jahr 2024 verschafft.

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ASEAN Climate Change Response

The book provides insight into climate change governance in ASEAN with regard to mitigation, adaptation, and climate finance.

Pascal Rossignol, Reuters

Between Environmental Protection and Security of Supply

Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy and the Ukraine War

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents an important funding instrument for supporting farmers and ensuring food security in Europe. For several years, it has born increased responsibility for transforming the agricultural sector in the interests of environmental and climate protection. However, the war in Ukraine acts as a game changer focusing the CAP on security of supply once again.

Jorge Adorno, Reuters

Can Climate Change Be Fought in International Human Rights Courts?

The Potential and Limitations of the Law with Regard to Climate Change Issues

The environment and climate change are increasingly posing key challenges for the courts. Their judgements can send out important signals. However, not least in the inter­national context, it is clear that these institutions wield varying degrees of influence – and it is difficult to implement their verdicts.

Lee Smith, Reuters (photomontage)

Editorial

A federal minister from the Green Party travelling to the Gulf States to arrange the delivery of larger quantities of fossil fuels for consumption in Germany – for many, this is emblematic of how the parameters have shifted in spring 2022, including on energy policy. The Russian attack on Ukraine has changed many things – not least our view of how we use resources. Previously, this view was characterised by our attempts to reconcile economic efficiency and ecological sustainability, but now this has been supplemented by something that, objectively speaking, has always been important but largely absent from public debate in Germany: power.

Bogdan Cristel, Reuters

Enhancing Energy Security in Southeast Europe

Can Romania Be Part of the Solution?

Romania’s relative energy independence could transform it into a regional provider of energy security supporting EU efforts to decouple from Russian energy. This requires commitment and will, however. For now, most infrastructure continues to be obsolete, polluting, and ill-adapted to the massive post-Communist shift in demand, threatening even the country’s own energy security. Critical vulnerabilities are precisely those where Russian dominance must be swiftly curtailed: gas and, indirectly, electricity.

Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters

Environmental and Climate Policy in Africa

Regional Cohesion and National Challenges

The African Union’s Agenda 2063 sets out the aspiration of African countries to focus on sustainable development. The continent has gained influence at inter­national climate negotiations. However, many countries face enormous challenges when it comes to the implemen­tation of national environmental and climate targets, which cannot be explained by a lack of financial resources or technical expertise alone. Rather, good governance is a prerequisite for effectively protecting the environment and combating climate change.

Michele Tantussi, Reuters

How Sustainable Are Shock Moments?

Lessons from the War in Ukraine

The 180-degree turn of German foreign and security policy – at least in terms of rhetoric – only became possible after Russia’s open invasion of Ukraine. While some politicians, even from the ranks of the federal government, are already slipping back into old comfortable patterns of thinking now that the first wave of horror has passed, the rest of us should ask: what must be done to better prepare ourselves for future conflicts?

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Indien 4.0

Der Aufstieg der digitalen Rupie und die Gefahren eines unregulierten Kryptomarktes

Die globalen Bankensysteme stehen im Zuge der Digitalisierung vor bahnbrechenden Veränderungen. Der „Kryptohype“ – als zunehmender Konkurrent des etablierten Finanz- und Geldmarktes – sorgt bei Politikern und Ökonomen allerdings für Skepsis und Sorge. In Indien verfestigt sich in der Regierung schon seit längerem eine deutliche Abneigung gegen jegliche Kryptowährungen, die seit April 2022 mit der eingeführten Besteuerung des Kryptomarktes einen neuen Impuls bekommen hat. Um eine staatlich abgesicherte Alternative zu Kryptowährungen anzubieten, plant Indien die Einführungen einer eigenen digitalen Zentralbankwährung bereits für 2023; die Länder der Eurozone haben dieses Ziel erst für 2026 ins Auge gefasst. Der ambitionierte Zeitrahmen hat wirtschaftliche, aber auch geopolitische Hintergründe und stellt die Regierung vor eine enorme Herausforderung.

Inside the Environment Policy - Política por Inteiro

Monthly tracking and analysis of Brazilian environmental and climate policy - May/2022

"Política por Inteiro" aims to provide a reliable, recurring and comparable database on public policy signals and propositions in the environmental area in a "friendly" format and with credible data, that creates a "common memory" about national decisions.

Facts and Findings

Selected contributions to the series with international relevance

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.

 

International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

EPP Party Barometer

The Situation of the European People's Party in the EU

The EPP Party Barometer illustrates the current situation of the EPP party family in the EU. On a non-regular basis, it provides a concise overview of current election results, polls from the member states and the composition of the party family.

Interviews

In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.

kurzum

Concise, reduced to the essentials, but always highly topical. In our series "kurzum", our experts summarise an issue or problem on a maximum of two pages.

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.

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.