2018

China´s One Belt - One Road Initiative

by Peter Hefele

7th UACES Workshop on EU-China Relations
The “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) has become a concept central to China's foreign policy – aiming at connecting the Eurasian continent from Ningbo and Shanghai at the shores of the Pacific to Duisburg and Rotterdam in Western Europe. This initiative goes far beyong physical infrastructre, such as pipelines and railroads. It is part of a new emerging world order.

2018

Innovation and Sustainability in Germany

by Peter Hefele

Kick-off event with the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)
How did Germany succeed in becoming one of the most innovative countries? What are the challenges for the leading European economy in transforming itself into a blueprint for sustainable development? Dr. Peter Hefele, Director RECAP, presented an in-depth analysis of the German innovation system and the energy transformation to members of the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)and engineering students of the Hongkong University in preparation of a study trip to Munich in June 2018.

2018

New Ideas for a sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

by Johannes Vogel

Asia-Pacific NGO-Forum 2018
The forum for representatives of civil society organizations on the side of the annual environmental minister’s summit in Asia has formulated concrete demands on politics in the past few years and is gaining more and more popularity. This year KAS RECAP was again supporting this event.

2018

Cambodia’s Energy Transition

by Peter Hefele

Presentation of a Research Study
Rapid economic development, a young and fast-growing population, severe impacts of climate change and the aim of providing stable and affordable energy and consumption in a sustainable way: These challenges lay at the heart of any discussions on sustainable development in South East Asia. Cambodia, still one of the poorest countries in ASEAN, is a good example in this respect.

2018

Lessons of the German Energy Transition for South Korea

by Peter Hefele

South Korea imports roughly 97 percent of its primary energy from abroad. This comes along with one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. Right after the presidential election in spring 2017, President Moon Jae-in announced a dramatic shift in national energy politics. He released an ambitious plan for energy transition. In this respect, the German “Energiewende” (energy transition) might provide some important lessons to be learnt both in conceptualisation as well as in implementation.

2018

Smart Cities in Asia-Pacific

by Peter Hefele

Making Sustainable Transitions Successful
The future is "urban" - not only in Asia! But current urbanisation is far from being sustainable. What are the most important challenges for Asian cities? Is becoming "a smart city" the solution? What does "smartness" mean in Asia?

2018

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

by Johannes Hügel

On February 1, 2018 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (MNED) in Brussels, in cooperation with the German Economic Institute (IW) and the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change (RECAP) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hong Kong, organized the international workshop “Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains”.

2017

Increasing Energy Efficency through Retrofitting

by Johannes Vogel

Simple calculator tool for facility managers and investors in Hongkong released
Energy efficient retrofitting of commercial buildings bears a large potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong and other Asian cities. The Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia Pafic of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS RECAP) and the Hong Kong Business Environment Council (BEC) launched a guide and calculation tools for owners and managers of buildings to implement energy efficient measures.