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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.

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.

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

Global Emissions Reduction

Motivators, Obstacles and the Role of Germany

Results of a comparative survey of experts in China, India, Russia and the USA. The report shows that there are many differences between the four countries, but also some similarities. It particularly highlights the fact that preventing climate change is still not a major motivating factor when it comes to reducing emissions.

World Energy Scenarios 2016 - The Grand Transition

Das World Energy Council hat kürzlich einen umfassenden, neuen Bericht veröffentlicht. In diesem Bericht ‘World Energy Scenarios 2016: THE GRAND TRANSITION’ werden drei explorative Szenarien präsentiert: Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphonie und Hard Rock. Diese Szenarien regen an, über aktuelle energie- und klimapolitische Herausforderungen zu diskutieren und nachzudenken. Außerdem statten sie Entscheidungsträger im Energiesektor mit einem offenen, transparenten und inklusiven Gerüst aus, um angesichts einer ungewissen Zukunft adequate Entscheidungen treffen zu können.

Climate Change and Migration

Dimensions, Concepts and Policy Responses from a Human Rights Perspective

More than 30 million persons in Asia have already been forced by changes of the climate to migrate. This essay discusses the question how political decision makers can deal with this flow of migrants and at the same time fulfill the legitimate claims of the single migrants as far as possible.

Paris Agreement: How it happened and what next

With a special focus on the role of non-state actors

This report gives an overview of the Paris Agreement and the new global climate system it has introduced; a reflection from of an engaged city-state -Singapore, on how the Paris outcome was achieved and what now has to be done; a description of the new world of international non-state groupings with two key examples of groups of world cities; and a reflection on city-based action by a major city in the developing world – Rio de Janeiro.

Energy Security and the OSCE

The Case for Energy Risk Mitigation and Connectivity

The 2016 German Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) comes at a time of increasing awareness about the interdependence between energy security and hard, economic, and human security. The publication of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs examines the challenges and provides suggestions for concrete action.Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this report does not necessarily reflect the official views of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.