Publications

Asian Cities in Transnational Networks on Climate Change

Act Global, Think Urban: Hong Kong & Singapore

This paper explores the experiences of two iconic Asian cities – Singapore and Hong Kong – as members of transnational urban networks on climate change. It sets their activities within the C40 and SEANCC networks in the context of existing knowledge on transnational urban networks of climate change and provides thereby a pioneering study of Asian cities in these networks.

Power Interconnection in the ASEAN Region

Lessons Learnt from International Experience

This paper discusses the development of power interconnection in ASEAN, focusing on the recently announced interconnection concept between Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore (LTMS). As templates, the authors use the evolutionary experience of electricity interconnection and trade in three international markets that have relevance for ASEAN, specifically: the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), European electricity markets, and Nord Pool.

Podcast: East Asian Energy Security

Keeping the Lights on During the Transition

The electricity sector is vital for modern society. Policy makers, regulators and the industry have to ensure that electricity remains affordable and secure. But, national and international climate targets have to be met, too. National energy systems in Asia are under massive pressure to cope with these, sometimes contradicting goals. The rapid rise of renewable energies and discussion about decarbonization have questioned traditional business models, not only in the energy sector. In the audio podcast, Antony Froggatt shared insights into the latest energy development in Europe and Asia.

Podcast: European and Chinese Energy Security Policy

Interview with Mr. Stratos Pourzitakis | Hong Kong

The "great game" on energy and natural resources is back in geopolitics. The European Union sees the "Energy Union" as one of its main strategic objectives. China´s foreign policy is largely shaped by securing access to commodities for its further economic rise and wealth of its population. Mr. Stratos Pourzitakis, Lead Researcher at Asian Private Banker, Hong Kong, discusses future developments in Eurasian energy politics with Dr. Peter Hefele, Director KAS RECAP.

COMPENSATING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS?

PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY

The Paris Agreement and the following discussion processes have highlighted the urgent need of the global community to develop mechanisms of compensating Loss and Damage (L&D) caused by climate change. Opinions differ widely as how such compensation shall be designed. KAS RECAP and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have published a policy paper featuring innovative solutions.

Governing Climate Change in Hong Kong

Prospects for market mechanisms in the context of emissions trading in China

A new study of KAS RECAP's consultant, Dr Maria Francesch-Huidobro, sheds light on Hong Kong's potential role in the national emissions trading scheme in China. It reviews the policy challenges to Hong Kong and discusses the prospects to govern climate change by using market mechanisms.

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: