2018

"Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia"

Energy Security and Climate Change will be one of the major challenges for the Asian region in near future. Therefore, KAS Japan office invited young leaders and regional experts to discuss new ways of dealing with the topic.

2018

Enhancing Hong Kong’s Energy Efficiency

by Eric Lee, Johannes Vogel

Lessons from China and Germany
Private and public buildings count for a large portion of overall energy consumption in cities. Therefore, energy-efficient buildings are one of the key issues to mitigate climate change. A research project by the Hong Kong Business and Environment Council (BEC), supported by KAS RECAP, compares buildings’ energy efficiency policies and measures of different cities around the world and what lesson can be learnt for Hong Kong. On June 11, a third BEC workshop was held to examine the energy efficiency related policy framework of Beijing, Shenzhen and Essen, Europas "Grüne Hauptstadt" 2017.

2018

Mega cities and their role in mitigating climate change

by Peter Hefele

Kick-off Event
Cities and global city networks play a crucial role in combating climate change. Has there been any progress since the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015? And what about the situation in Hong Kong? Local KAS RECAP partner "Paris Watch" presented the first results of a new research project.

2018

Dr. Peter Hefele referiert über Energie und Klima an der „KAS School for Journalism 2018“

Energiesicherheit und Klimawandel gehören zu den großen Herausforderungen auch in der Mongolei. Noch immer fehlt es in der Bevölkerung an Wissen und dem Bewusstsein für die Bedeutung dieser Themen. Bei der Vermittlung dieses Wissen und einer breiteren öffentlichen Diskussion spielen qualifizierte Journalistinnen und Journalisten eine entscheidende Rolle.

2018

Energy Transformations: Experiences from Taiwan and Germany

by Peter Hefele

Luncheon discussion with members of the German Bundestag
On invitation of KAS RECAP, German and Taiwanese politicians, academics and entrepreneurs discussed experiences of the German “Energiewende" and opportunities for closer cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy security and climate change.

2018

Sustainable Asia — Envisioning your Future

by Johannes Vogel

Webinar for young people from the Asia-Pacific Region
The young generation is key to achieve an integrated and sustainable development in Asia. However, activists often lack know-how and resources for implementing their creative ideas. As a joint project with the Hongkong American Center, KAS RECAP created a webinar providing training on the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products on their vision of a future Asia.

2018

Driving Innovations in Hong Kong and Germany

by Peter Hefele

Policies and Incentives
Hong Kong is considered as the leading financial and trade center of Asia. But is it also a place to be for young start-up companies? On invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, young entrepreneurs and politicians from Germany and Hong Kong compared their views on how to promote innovation in Hong Kong.

2018

Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Southeast Asia

by Eric Lee

Unlocking the Door towards Sustainable Development
Around 20% of the population in Southeast Asia do not have access to electricity. Lack of energy use serves as a significant factor hindering sustainable development of developing countries in terms of education, health, gender, environment, economic growth, food security, and water. KAS RECAP and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), the National University of Singapore hosted a workshop from April 17-18 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss national and regional efforts to accelerate access to electricity.