Tracking Hong Kong's Performance in Climate Change

Cities and Paris Climate Agreement

The report finds "Hong Kong faces its own share of threats from climate change, yet it is far from achieving its responsibility towards the Paris Climate Agreement goals."

Abholzung - Zustand der Wälder

Wie groß ist der Einfluss von Wäldern auf unser Klima und welche Maßnahmen werden ergriffen, um diese zu schützen? Das Roden von Wäldern verursacht mittlerweile mehr CO2-Emissionen als Indien oder die Europäische Union, dabei sind Wälder die kostengünstigste und effektivste Variante, um CO2 aus der Atmosphäre zu binden. Dieses Paper analysiert die weltweiten "Abholzungs-Hotspots", geht auf die Ursachen und Auswirkungen ein, und gibt einen Überblick, welche Schutzmaßnahmen ergriffen werden.

Singapore Carbon Taxes

An Analysis of the Policy Context

This research paper by KAS RECAP consultant, Dr. Maria Francesch, introduces Singapore's energy policy and provides an in-depth analysis on the implementation of the carbon taxation policy.

Wasserstoff - Energieträger der Zukunft?

Wie wird die Energieversorgung der Zukunft aussehen? Welche Art von Energieträgern werden dabei helfen die Klimaziele von Paris zu erreichen? Dieses Paper beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung der Wasserstofftechnologie weltweit, und speziell im asiatischen Raum. Es wird auf die Herausforderungen und Fortschritte im Bereich des Wasserstoffs eingegangen, während verschiedene Länder exemplarisch analysiert werden.

Climate Resilience in the Greater Bay Area of China

Role of Technological Innovation

In March in Singapore, the drivers and barriers for digitization of different sectors were discussed. Dr. Francesch discussed technological innovation for flood control.

Governing the Green Climate Fund

Analysis on Climate Finance

This paper discusses the complexities facing policy instruments such as the GCF that have to reconcile complex global norms with fairly simple but pressing local climate mitigation needs. The paper shows that stakeholders who participate in the GFC structured dialogues and civil society organizations advocating wealth redistribution find ways to provide bottom-up input to the top-down instruments created by the UN such as the GCF improving its governance. The analysis concludes that the continuous interaction between global and local players not only improves the governance of the GCF itself but also its adeptness to the actual climate resilience needs of developing nations.

Climate Change Mitigation in Hong Kong’s Electricity Sector

Analysis on Local Climate and Energy Policy

As part of China, Hong Kong is obligated to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement's goals. This paper offers a critical review on the city's climate and energy measures, in particular the role of power plant operation in supply-side changes, namely the shift in the energy mix, demand reduction, and solar PV installation.

Toward A Low Carbon Energy Transition in Cambodia

Expert Analysis on National Energy Policy

Cambodia’s energy sector is undergoing constant transformation. The paper, funded by KAS RECAP, scrutinizes energy security in Cambodia. The author, Dr. Pheakdey Heng provides concrete recommendations for policymakers, seeking to help Cambodia develop an effective pathway to transform its energy sector from fossil fuel to more sustainable energy sources.

10 Trends Reshaping Climate and Energy

European Political Strategy Centre, European Comission

The once remote-seeming dangers of climate change are today a reality – also in Europe. As the world struggles to limit global warming, what are the major trends reshaping global and European energy markets, regulatory and policy frameworks, and technological progress that will determine whether we will, one day, be able to achieve a carbon-neutral economy?

National Climate Assessment: U.S. Climate Action Can Avoid Tens of Thousands of Deaths, Hundreds of Billions in Damages Annually

The Fourth National Climate Assessment Report released on November 23rd presents a strong and clear message: Climate change is already affecting every sector and region of America, and further warming will wreak havoc on our health, lands and economy.