Publications

Alternative Financing Sources for Sustainable Transport

Public-Private Partnerships and Institutional Investors

The role of the transport sector in achieving climate change and sustainable development action is indispensable. Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) can be an alternative financing source for sustainable transport. The study evaluates current models of PPP financing into transport systems to remove political, legal and economic obstacles for more effective investments.

Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean

For more German Commitment in the Ocean of the 21st Century

Analysis of Germany’s maritime engagement in the Indian Ocean

Climate Change Diplomacy

The Way Forward for Asia and Europe

Although the problematic consequences of climate change are undeniable, international negotiations are characterized by strategies which are still primarily driven by national interests. How can this attitude be changed? How can agreements and commitments be achieved in international negotiations? While much research has been done on the causes and impacts of climate change, there is a lack of discussion on the way that international climate change diplomacy has been carried out. This gap shall be addressed in our publication.

Energy Law and Security of Supply in Europe

Europe’s security in terms of energy supply is currently put to test by the ongoing gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia. Under these circumstances, gas politics have become a catalyst for the institutionalization of the EU’s energy policy. Developing a legal framework for a future-oriented energy provision will not only determine energy security, it is also a strategic task.

The Shale Revolution in the U.S. and its Impact on Energy Markets, Energy Security, and the U.S. Energy Transition

The growing energy demand in developing regions and the transformation of the U.S. from an energy importer to an exporter are changing the world of energy. This change is mainly caused by the development of resources through the unconventional extraction of gas and oil. The shale revolution in the U.S. has an impact on its economic prospects as well as on climate policy. Moreover, geopolitical implications arise.

The Perception of Germany's ''Energiewende'' in emerging countries

Part 2 - Results of qualitative Interviews with Experts in Russia and India

This study examining how Russia and India perceive Germany’s Energiewende(energy transition) is the culmination of a two-part research seriescommissioned by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Aiming to identifythe impact of Germany’s Energiewende on international developmentpolicy, KAS decided to analyse the group of emerging countries known asthe BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The Perception of Germany's "Energiewende" in Emerging Countries

Results of qualitive interviews on Germany’s transformation of the energy system in Brazil, China and South Africa

This study was conducted by infratest dimap on behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Within the KAS, the study was a joint project involving the departments of European and International Cooperation and Politics and Consulting, with the Political Dialogue and Analysis and Empirical Social Research teams taking the lead at the working level. The contents and structure of the expert interviews were determined in collaboration with specialists at infratest dimap, based on input from earlier workshops.

Environmental Journalism in Asia-Pacific

Umweltjournalismus im Asien-Pazifik-Raum

In 2009, six major environmental problems were identified as facing Asia-Pacific. Theywere urban excess, deforestation, overfishing, global warming, air pollution and limitedsafe water supplies.

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.

Addressing Cambodia’s Regulatory Gaps for a Sustainable Energy Transition

Policy Paper on "Addressing Cambodia’s Regulatory Gaps for a Sustainable Energy Transition", supported by KAS RECAP.