2016

Climate Change and Energy Security in South East Asia

by Peter Hefele

Mediaworkshop for Cambodian Journalists
Climate change and energy security are two of the most burning issues we face today. Media professionals share a great responsibility to raise awareness and change behavior. To deepen their knowledge on energy security and climate change as well as their skills in investigative techniques, young students of journalism and professional journalists came together in Sihanoukville/Cambodia. Guided by experienced journalists from Germany the participants developed concrete projects, which will conducted in the field in the coming weeks.

2016

Energy Security and Climate Change in South and South East Asia

by Peter Hefele

Mapping the Threats and Enforcing Adaptation
South and South East Asia are among those regions which are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Besides mitigation to climate change, clear and comprehensive strategies for adaptation have to be developed and implemented. This workshop brought together experts from the two regions to analyze the challenges and draft recommendations for politics, business and society.It was jointly organized in cooperation with the Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), a long-term partner of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

2016

Visit of Climate and Energy Experts from Asia in Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels

On invitation by KAS regional project energy security and climate change in Asia-Pacific (RECAP) climate and energy experts from Asia visited Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels for one week. The experts were invited and accompanied by Dr. Peter Hefele, director RECAP in Hong Kong.

2016

Ways towards a peaceful and sustainable use of natural resources in Asia

by Johannes Vogel

Workshop “Resources, Sovereignty and Geopolitics”
Cross-national tensions about the access to natural resources constitute a major security risk in Asia and must be addressed by governments more attentively. to share experiences from different regions and to draft recommendations to political decision makers, KAS RECAP jointly with the renowned British think tank Chatham House organised an international workshop on this topic on 26 and 27 May 2016 in Hong Kong.

2016

The Future of Coal and Chances for Clean Coal

by Eric Lee

Global Energy Security and Climate Change Challenges
A two-day workshop, organized by KAS’s RECAP and King’s College’s EUCERS and supported by the Atlantic Council and the National University of Singapore, on the future of coal and CCS technology was held on 5th and 6th May in Seoul. Experts from 11 countries had a debate on the present and future role of fossil fuels from a global and regional perspective and the potentials of technical development on clean coal.

2016

Southeast Asia on its path towards a sustainable energy and climate policy

by Johannes Vogel

RECAP representatives in Thailand and Cambodia
Southeast Asia is playing a crucial role in mitigating the climate change due to its large potential of natural resources and its fast growing economies in the region. As this densely populated region is already suffering from massive changes in local weather conditions, the countries need to adapt their national energy and climate politics and tighten their regional cooperation. To support these transformation processes, RECAP launched a series of presentations in Thailand and Cambodia to raise awareness for the challenges laying ahead.

2016

After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions

by Eric Lee

Internationales Studentenforum
On April 9-10, 2016, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, RECAP Hong Kong sponsored a "Student Energy Forum" on “After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions”, co-organized by the Hong Kong-America Center and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

2016

EU-Asian Energy Politics in the 21st Century

by Johannes Vogel

International workshop
The fifth workshop of the series "EU-Asia Relations in Global Politics", jointly organised by RECAP and the European-Asian research network EUACES, discussed current developments in the energy politics cooperation between Asia and Europe. Numerous contributions of young researchers of different disciplines provided a comprehensive picture of the future challenges for politics and economy.