Publications

Podcast: Energy and climate change in India – Challenges and perspectives

Interview with Prof. Shreekant Gupta | Singapore

India will soon overtake China in its number of population. Lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty remains the priority of India’s policy. Energy demands will therefore increase dramatically in the years to come. The same time, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are already heavily felt in the country. How can India bridge the challenges of development and climate change mitigation? Listen to Professor Shreekant Gupta, one of the leading experts in India on energy and climate change policy.

Climate Report 2017

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

The G20 countries comprise two thirds of the global population as well as more than three quarters of the economic output, trade and CO2 emissions. Climate change is on the G20 agenda as a central future issue, also as an economic and fiscal challenge because corresponding investments of the private sector are a prerequesite for the fulfilment of the Paris climate protection goals. Our latest Climate Report, which continues the series from 2007, 2011 and 2014, provides answers to the question of the extent to which the private sector plays a role for climate financing in the G20 countries.

Global Future Survey 1/2017

Expectations for the future - by more than 550 experts from 105 countries

554 experts from 105 countries - these are their opinions and assessments on developments in the next five years. With the Global Future Survey, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is beginning a special project.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Energy Security and Climate Change in South Asia

A Threat Analysis for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The publication encompasses four country studies which provide an in-depth analysis of the threats and challenges global warming is posing on South Asia.

Podcast: The Future of Oil and Gas

Interview with Prof. Paul Stevens | London

Dr. Peter Hefele, KAS RECAP Hongkong, talks to Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the future of global energy markets and the Middle East.

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

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.

Podcast: Cities as global actors in combating climate change

Interview with Professor Dr. Maria Francesch, Hong Kong

For decades nation states have been the main drivers and often also objectors in international climate policy. The COP21 conference in Paris has seen a range of new influential actors: NGOs, multinational companies – and cities. They all contributed much to the progress made in Paris. Therefore global climate change policy is no longer an exclusive domain of nation states.

Social market economy going global?

Towards an Asia-Europe partnership in global economic governance

After the Second World War the modell of the "Social Market Economy" (Soziale Marktwirtschaft) has transformed Germany into an economically and socially prosperous country. What can other regions learn from the ideas of Ludwig Erhard, the father of Germany´s "Wirtschaftswunder" (economic miracle)? Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of RECAP, discusses the current situation, opportunities and perspectives in Asia from the perspective of the Social Market Economy and asks for fields of cooperation between Asia and Europe in achieving a more sustainable economic and social development.

Tree of Hope

How we can change the world

A handbook for thinking globally and acting locally