UN Civil Society Organizations' Forum

Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

With the support of KAS RECAP, Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Asia and the Pacific Office host a Major Group and Stakeholders’ Forum on 23rd January 2019. This workshop provides representatives from the civil society in Asia a platform to discuss their positions and strategic inputs, and ensure that voices of marginalized sectors and grassroots are included in the Third Forum of Ministers.


Envisioning Asia - SDG and Local Development

International Workshop

The workshop will gather all Webinar participants from five Asian countries to finalize their multimedia essays and to prepare their presentations in the United Nations' Major Group and Stakeholders’ Forum in Singapore.


CarbonCare® Conference 2018 Accelerating Green Finance in Asia: Investing in a +1.5 Degrees World

4 December 2018 (Tuesday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Racecourse

“Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels would be a herculean task, involving rapid, dramatic changes in how governments, industries and societies function, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The world is on track for around 3 degrees of warming by the end of the century if it doesn’t make major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It could breach 1.5 °C as early as 2030 if global warming continues at its current rate. At this very juncture, one of the best approaches to tackle this global challenge is to identify the gaps and opportunities for green investments, and to deliver tangible benefits by channeling funds to high-impact projects through green finance. Policy and finance experts from around the region will share their insight on how to accelerate green finance in Asia. This is a pertinent question not only for practitioners in the finance sector, but also for all business and civil society leaders who are committed to avoiding the worst outcome for our future generations.”


Sustainability in Global Value Chains

International Workshop

Companies and businesses are increasingly embedded in Global Value Chains. This interconnectivity comes along with an increased responsibility for social and environmental conditions and climate change mitigation.

Expert conference

Climate Change and Human Responses

International Conference

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. It does not only have massive impacts on eco-systems, but also on societies and business, in particular for global production chains, value-adding and labour markets.


Energy Security and Energy Market Integration in South Asia

Improving Energy Access and Enhancing Regional Stability

In South Asia, energy demand is growing rapidly. The benefits of an interconnected electricity system in the region have not been fully utilized. KAS RECAP and COSATT hold a workshop to discuss energy cooperation between countries in South Asia.

Study and Information Program

Digitalisation in the energy sector

Challenges for Asia and Europe

Digitalisation offers a great opportunity for the energy sector to become more efficient and sustainable, but it also bears security risks. During a study trip, experts from Asia will learn about the current challenges and strategies in Europe.


Talanoa Dialogue For Climate Ambition

Workshop in preparation of COP24

Climate change is the most pressing issue of the 21st century and can only be solved by international cooperation. The Talanoa Dialogue is meant to build a better understanding among different stakeholders of climate action in Hong Kong.


The Future of Global Energy Security in the Age of Digitalization

Geostrategic Implications for Regional and Global Energy Markets

Digitalization is one of the key evolving trends of the energy sector. It comes with technological improvements, but also concerns over security. KAS RECAP hosts an international workshop to examine how digitalization shapes future energy systems.


Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia - Jointly Getting on Track for a More Sustainable Future

The threat of Climate Change, as well as the importance of Energy Security makes it necessary to establish cross-border cooperation and multilateral collaboration. Therefore we aim to discuss regional steps towards a sustainable future in East Asia.

Water Security and Disaster Management in Asia

The workshop analysed the water security challenges in South Asia, especially in the events of hydro-meteorological disaster.


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.

Conference about the Issues of Energy Security and Renewable Energies at Nazarbayev University in Astana

In light of the presentation “Strategic Perspectives for Bilateral Energy Cooperation between the EU and Kazakhstan”, a conference about the issues of energy security and renewable energies was held on the 16th of February at Nazarbayev University in Astana.

Dr. Peter Hefele and Thomas Helm visit Astana Solar

Together with Dr. Peter Hefele, the head of the KAS regional program for “Energy Security and Climate Change” in Asia, Thomas Helm, the resident representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kazakhsan, visited the company Astana Solar in the Kazakh capital on the 15th of February.