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.

Event Reports

Who is liable for the impacts of climate change?

by Johannes Vogel

New approaches for the distribution of climate compensation
The Paris Agreement COP21 one more time has highlighted the need of the global community to develop mechanisms of balancing climate induced loss and damage. Opinions differ widely as how such compensation shall be designed. KAS RECAP and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) together with experts from Europe and Asia elaborated innovative solutions.

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Cambodia's energy transition

by Peter Hefele

Inception workshop of a new KAS RECAP project
KAS RECAP supports a new project of the Phnom Penh based think tank Enrich institute to develop a comprehensive framework for a national energy transition map.

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Mapping the Existential Threats of Climate Change

by Peter Hefele

Security Implications for Bangladesh
Bangladesh is well recognized as one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. In recent years, as the weather patterns become increasingly extreme and unpredictable, security concerns have been raised. The coming KAS-publication makes a specific focus on the climate-related security issues in Bangladesh.

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Mapping the Climate Threat

by Peter Hefele

Energy Security and Climate Change in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka faces challenges not only posed by climate change, and also energy security. As a tropical island nation, it is highly vulnerable to rising sea levels and extreme weather events. The country has been seeking to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as to transform its national energy system. These challenges in Sri Lanka are addressed by a new KAS study.

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Meeting with Ministry of Defenece, Sri Lanka

by Peter Hefele

Treffen mit dem Verteidigungsministerium von Sri Lanka
During his fact-finding mission in Colombo, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP was invited for a seminar with the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka and exchanged views on the country's political and urban development as well as the impact of climate change on national security.

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Climate Paradiplomacy & Leadership in Asia

by Peter Hefele, Peter Hefele

The Role of Hong Kong and Singapore in globale climate policy
A KAS RECAP luncheon discussion with Dr. Maria Francesch, Fellow of the Center of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP) at the University of Hong Kong

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4th Sino-German Forum at Tongji University Shanghai

by Peter Hefele

Global dimensions of the Sino-German Relations
For the forth time the German Research Center at Tongji University/Shanghai, the Center for Global Studies CGS/University Bonn, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai invited leading scientists from China, Europe and the US to debate chances and limits for China and Germany on a global level.

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Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition

by Peter Hefele

Eine Wanderausstellung des Auswärtigen Amtes in Hong Kong
The German Foreign office is currently displaying an Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition around the world. In Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK, is hosting this event on its campus at Shatin.

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Energy storage systems ESSJ Japan 2016

by Peter Hefele

Overcoming the bottleneck of a global “Energiewende”
The global increase of renewable energy production went beyond all expectations in recent years. Thus, production is no longer the most burning issue in the debate on the “great transformation”, but storage, distribution and “smart use”.

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Emerging Issues in Global Climate Governance after Paris

by Johannes Vogel, Johannes Vogel

Perspectives from Asia and Europe
Despite the great achievements of the Paris Climate change conference COP21 much more decisive steps must be taken by the global community in order to keep global warming below 2 degree. KAS RECAP and Tongji University Shanghai invited 30 international experts to Hong Kong to jointly elaborate new cross-cutting concepts for Europe and Asia.