Events

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Digital Decarbonisation: Perspectives of DLT, AI and IoT

The aim of international workshop is to give a platform to discuss the newest development in decarbonisation with digital technologies like Distributed Ledger Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things in Asia-Pacific. Based to the discussions with international experts and use cases from Asia-Pacific presented during the workshop we would like to identify common challenges and possible solutions, analyze governance strategies, and create a network. The topics of the workshops will be (I) peer-to-peer renewable energy networks, (II) climate finance and climate bond, and (III) protecting biodiversity. The workshop is a start for a series of events on this topic in Asia-Pacific.

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Water Security and Disaster Management in Asia

The workshop aims to analyze the threats to water security in the face of worsening hydro-meteorological disasters due to climate change, as well as the methods of integrating disaster management into water governance.

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EU-Asia Relations and the Race for Global Resource Leadership

9th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics
We are calling for papers on various subjects, about EU-Asia relations and the race for global resource leadership, for the upcoming 9th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics, namely: Race-No. 1: Political economy, industrial policy and infrastructure Race-No. 2: Energy resources Race-No. 3: Circular economy and materials Race-No. 4: Business models and management methods.

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Resource Integration in Central Asia and its political impacts to South Asia

Political Development in Asia-Pacific
The workshop aims to analyze how the resource integration in Central Asia is triggering developments in South Asia.

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Youth Energy Academy

Empowering young people in Asia to implement sustainable energy projects
In late October, a one-week training course will be offered to youngsters from South and Southeast Asia to enrich their theoretical and practical knowledge on climate change and energy-related topics.

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Impacts of Trade Conflicts on Energy Security in Asia Pacific

Expert Workshop
How are trade disputes between countries affecting the energy landscape in Asia Pacific? KAS RECAP will hold a workshop to examine the impacts of the current trade conflicts on the energy development in the region. Experts from China, Japan, Korea and Singapore will be attending.

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Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019

KAS RECAP is supporting the Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019 with World Green Organisation and UNESCAP.
UNESCAP will co-organize with WGO a major UN conference, focusing on key Sustainability themes and Financial topics. UNESCAP will send their key representatives, including the Chief of Financing for Development Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division to Hong Kong. Also, the United Nations will be inviting key government officials globally and distinguished speakers/experts to participate in the event.

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Youth Climate Summit

Issues & Opportunities for Climate Action in Hong Kong
KAS-RECAP is supporting Hong Kong - America Center's event, in the framework of the United Nations NYC, which has recently held a climate summit of world leaders. HKAC would like to rise awareness among Hong Kong youths.

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Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainability and Digital Cooperation

Implications of Technological Advancement for SDGs
Digital technologies are transforming our ways of living in every sphere. Since 2018, the United Nations is closely examining how digital cooperation can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The core question is, how digital advancement can facilitate the debate on sustainability. KAS RECAP will invite key stakeholders in the local sustainability field in Hong Kong to discuss the key findings of the UN's report on the implications of digitalization for human development.

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Carbon Markets and the Electricity Sector: Issues, Opportunities, and Priorities for East Asia

Regional Workshop on Emissions' Trading
Emission reductions in the electricity sector will be paramount if the Paris commitments of reducing global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius are to be attained. Emissions trading systems (ETS) as a cost-effective instrument for emissions control are now being implemented or considered across a diverse set of jurisdictions in East Asia. KAS RECAP will hold a two-day workshop in Bangkok to discuss the carbon markets in the subregion.

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Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia

Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics
Digitalisation brings opportunities and challenges to every sphere of our daily lives. Are Europe and Asia on the right track to cope with this latest technological trend? A two-day workshop held by KAS RECAP and UACES will gather young professionals from different sectors to examine its political, economic, social and cultural implications.

Event Reports

Energy Storage Summit Japan 2015

by Peter Hefele

The production and storage of renewable energies is crucial to achieve low-carbon societies. The KAS regional project energy security and climate change (RECAP) and Messe Düsseldorf co-organised the Energy Storage Summit 2015 Japan to discuss the current and future contribution of energy storage systems (ESS) to the energy transformation in Germany, Japan and the United States. In the Energy Storage Summit in Tokyo on 11-12 November 2015, the political framework and business models of future energy storage solutions in Europe and Asia were discussed.

Event Reports

Changing global gas markets

by Peter Hefele

International Workshop
KAS RECAP jointly organized an international workshop on the future of global gas markets together with the European Center for Energy and Resource security (EUCERS), London, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), Singapore, and the Atlantic Council, Washington.

Event Reports

New KAS EUCERS Scholarship holder 2015/16

by Peter Hefele

KAS RECAP chooses Ms. Dr. Chunping XIE from Xiamen / PR China as KAS RECAP scholarship holder at EUCERS/London.

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Understanding the UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris

by Peter Hefele

Simulation game for international students
The upcoming UN climate change conference COP21 in Paris was an important milestone for developing global sustainable climate politics. Over 50 international students simulated the climate negotiations at an event organised by KAS RECAP and the Hong Kong-America Center. In a first part of the workshop, climate experts and diplomats presented the position of their countries in regard to climate politics. As a second step groups of students representing different "countries" drafted position papers and presented them to the plenum to achieve a global compromise on a new climate change regime.

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Green, inclusive, growing city by the water: Perspectives on Urban Development in Hamburg

Exhibition about successful concepts of sustainable urban planning based on the example of Hamburg
Successful concepts of sustainable urban development in Europe are presented in a public exhibition at Hong Kong City Gallery with support of KAS RECAP. During the inauguration on 15th October 2015 diplomatic representatives from Europe and the Hong Kong government expressed their wish for a strengthened cooperation on innovative urban planning projects.

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Opening Ceremony of KAS Regional Project "Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific"

by Peter Hefele

Official opening of KAS regional project "Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific" in Hong Kong SAR

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The Role of Private Sector Financing for Sustainable Transport

by Peter Hefele

International Round table with transport experts
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT Partnership) initiated the Hong Kong Round Table to advance the dialogue on private sector financing in sustainable transport beyond the current status quo to meet climate change targets and sustainable development goals. 27 experts on transport and sustainable development from nine different countries in the Asia-Pacific region took part in the “Hong Kong Round Table on Private Sector Financing for Sustainable Transport” on June 4-5, 2015.