Events

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Digital Decarbonisation: Perspectives of new technologies

The aim of the event 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. Since Digitalisation is an important instrument for Energy Transition and an enabler of two main tendencies: Decarbonisation and Decentralisation, both thoughtful to allowing the Energy Transition to taking place. The potential transformative effects of Digital Technologies and Digitalisation are vast. It may be necessary to make some direct investments and leverage incentives in society to accelerate the development of better technologies, thereby pursuing long-term decarbonisation achievements. The event starts with a story telling perspective gained from the science fiction genre to new technologies and climate change. The event is a closed workshop. Participation only by personal invitation.

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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.

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Climate change and the security sector in South Asia

by Johannes Vogel

Implications for armed forces, politics and society
Climate change has multifold impacts on the security situation in South Asia. Increasing migration flows and competition for the access to dwindling resources are stressing political relations between countries of the SAARC region. Whilst these issues are rarely discussed in Europe, many decision makers in Asia are well aware of the manifold dimensions and impacts of topic. In a workshop, high-ranking representatives from the armed forces, diplomacy, academia, media and NGOs talked about the implications of climate change for the security in South Asia and discussed concrete solutions.

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Energy Security in ASEAN

by Peter Hefele

Looking for Common Solutions and Responses at the Regional Level
In Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, and Vietnam, energy demand associated with population growth, rapid urbanization, and economic development is constantly rising. To ensure sustainable growth, effective policies to secure reliable, affordable and sufficient energy supply are needed. In a regional forum supported by KAS Cambodia, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP, spoke about opportunities and challenges for regional cooperation on energy matters.

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German Energiewende: Lessons for Korea

by Peter Hefele

Making Energy Transitions Successful
After signing the Paris Agreement, many countries have intensified efforts in decarbonizing their energy systems to address climate change. In Asia, Germany is often seen as a role-model and forerunner in energy transformation. At the World Energy Council's International Energy Symposium 2017 in Seoul, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP, shared his insights into the latest development of German energy reform and discussed its implications for Asia.

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Carbon Trading from an Investment Perspective

by Eric Lee

ETS Experience Sharing between Europe and Asia
Emissions trading systems have been increasingly adopted by European and Asian countries. They serve as a key market-based policy instrument to mitigate climate change. However, its perceived role as a driver of low-carbon investments is not yet to be fully explored. A workshop on the investment perspective of Emissions Trading System and carbon trading was held by KAS RECAP, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore on 17 November 2017 in Hongkong.

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Mapping the Global and Local Landscape of Green Bond Markets

by Eric Lee

Strategic Role of Hong Kong in Green Finance
As an international financial center, Hong Kong plays a key role in facilitating green financing. The latest publication from Our Hongkong Foundation, one of Hong Kong’s leading think tank outlines the current development of the green bond market in China and in Hong Kong, and provides various recommendations to local stakeholders from the public and private sector.

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ENERGY SECURITY IN ASIA

by Johannes Vogel

The Role of Electricity in the Energy Transformation
The large economies in East Asia have begun with a comprehensive reorganization of their energy sector. They want to decrease their dependence on resources from other regions and structure their grid more efficiently. The electricity sector plays a crucial role in this process. In a joint breakfast seminar of KAS RECAP and Chatham House, Antony Froggatt, a researcher at Chatham House/London spoke about the prospects for the region.

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Bridging Civil Society and Government Policies

by Eric Lee

Civil Society Forum on the Environment at Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment 2017
As a preparatory meeting for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment in early September 2017, the Civil Society Organizations’ Forum on the Environment brought together civil society groups from Asian countries to discuss current environmental issues in the region and coordinate their joint engagements with UN agencies and national governments. The results will be presented at the global UN Environmental Ministers´ meeting in Nairobi in November 2017.

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REDUCTION OF CLIMATE POLLUTION AND INCREASE OF EFFICIENCY IN THE FIELD OF COAL USAGE

On 13th of July, a round table was held at the city of Temirtau, organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Astana in cooperation with JSC ArcelorMittal Temirtau and Kazakhstan’s renewable energy Association. Energy was the main topic of the round table: ’REDUCTION OF CLIMATE POLLUTION AND INCREASE OF EFFICIENCY IN THE FIELD OF COAL USAGE’. During the whole session of the round table, guests and participants were presenting their reports and were actively engaged in discussions.

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Future Energy – Expo 2017 Astana

by Peter Hefele

Solutions for Tackling Humankind’s Greatest Challenge
Expo 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan, provided a unique space to share experiences and solutions on low-carbon transition strategies. At the accompanying scientific programme, the “future energy forum“, international speakers were invited to discuss their latest findings in the field of national and regional renewable energy policies.

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Domestic and Regional Challenges for Kazakhstan´s Energy Transformation

by Peter Hefele

Experts from Asia and Europe elaborate feasible solutions for Central Asia
A joint seminar with Almaty Tech Garden, an innovation hub in Almaty/Kazakhstan, gave KAS RECAP and the European Center for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), the opportunity to analyse the domestic and regional challenges for Kazakhstan’s energy transformation.