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Podcast: The future of the Paris Climate Agreement after Donald Trump´s decision to leave

by Peter Hefele

Interview with Dr. Peter Hefele

The decision of US-President Trump to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, has triggered a fierce debate on the future of global climate change policy. Is Paris now dead? What are the consequences for Asia? Listen to Dr. Peter Hefele, Director KAS RECAP, in an interview with Stefan Stahlberg, KAS Berlin. The interview was held in German.

Stefan Stahlberg conducted an interview with Dr. Peter Hefele on the implications of the US's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Dr. Peter Hefele is economist by profession. He joined Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 2003 as Head of the Department of Economic Education. In 2006 he became Head of Division China, South East Asia, India / Team Asia and the Pacific at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin (Germany). From December 2010 to February 2015, he worked as Director of the Shanghai Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Since March 2015 he is working as founding Director of the new Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific. His main fields of expertise are economic policy, transformational economy, and international development cooperation. He is also an expert on political, economic, ecological and social developments in Asia and China.

The interview is also available at Soundcloud.

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