2017

Future Energy – Expo 2017 Astana

by Peter Hefele

Solutions for Tackling Humankind’s Greatest Challenge
Expo 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan, provided a unique space to share experiences and solutions on low-carbon transition strategies. At the accompanying scientific programme, the “future energy forum“, international speakers were invited to discuss their latest findings in the field of national and regional renewable energy policies.

2017

Domestic and Regional Challenges for Kazakhstan´s Energy Transformation

by Peter Hefele

Experts from Asia and Europe elaborate feasible solutions for Central Asia
A joint seminar with Almaty Tech Garden, an innovation hub in Almaty/Kazakhstan, gave KAS RECAP and the European Center for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), the opportunity to analyse the domestic and regional challenges for Kazakhstan’s energy transformation.

2017

Green urbanisation in China: a new vision for the future?

by Johannes Vogel

Study trip for international students to Chinese cities
News featuring pictures of Chinese cities bothered by traffic chaos and air pollution is regularly reported from the People's Republic of China. But in the light of stricter environmental regulations by the Chinese central government, local administrations and organisations on their own behalf explore climate friendly and low-resource pathways of urban development. This very dynamic scene is more and more recognised. KAS RECAP and the Hong Kong-America Center of CUHK invited students from Asia, Europe and the US to explore the huge variety of new urban spaces in Central and Southeast China.

2017

Resources in Central Asia: Chances for Cooperation

by Peter Hefele

Experts from Europe, Central, South and East Asia discuss integrative solutions
Central Asia is facing multifaceted challenges in creating a sustainable supply of energy, water and other resources, solving trans-border conflicts and establishing a mutually beneficial cooperation with the surrounding regional players – Russia, China, India and the European Union. These issues were discussed in an international workshop organized by KAS RECAP and the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security on 8/9 July 2017 in Kyrgyzstan.

2017

Cities after cars

by Johannes Vogel

A creative workshop exploring the beauty and potential of green cities
What would cities look like if there were no cars? The manifold opportunities of sustainable urban transport were explored by students from Asia, Europe and North America at a workshop which is embedded in a two-week study trip on green urban development in Chinese cities.

2017

Meeting the Energy Demand of Emerging Economies

by Johannes Vogel

RECAP scholarship holders discuss challenges for Asia
How do the challenges for the Korean and Indian energy politics differ? What experiences from Southeast Asia could be valuable for energy regulation strategy in the developed East Asian economies? In what aspects is a closer transnational cooperation in Asia feasible and recommendable? Such questions were discussed at a meeting of young researchers from six Asian countries in Singapore. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung RECAP has sponsored their participation in the annual conference of the International Association for Energy Economics.

2017

The future of oil and gas in Asia: Lessons for transitions in energy politics

by Johannes Vogel

Lecture by KAS RECAP and Chatham House London
It is commonly accepted knowledge that renewable energies will replace fossil resources in the long run. Indeed, the development of oil and gas markets in the coming decades is difficult to predict. In a symposium jointly organised by KAS RECAP and Chatham House London, Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow of the renowned British think tank, discussed possible effects of the latest global political developments, the international climate diplomacy and regional conflicts on the future of fossil fuels.

2017

Towards an Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market

by Peter Hefele

HAPUA-UNESCAP Meeting in Jakarta
The ASEAN Vision 2020 emphasises the need to construct energy networks across ASEAN. The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) was created as the flagship of this vision to achieve three objectives: (a) achieve long-term security, availability, and reliability of energy supply;(b) optimise the region’s energy resources (c) allow access to affordable energy across the region.At a workshop in Jakarta, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (HAPUA) in cooperation with UNESCAP invited international experts to find out more about regional power integration models and their suitability for ASEAN.