Study and Information Program

City Redevelopment, Infrastructure and Heritage in the Era of Climate Change

A Study Space Program in Singapore

Singapore’s efforts in urban planning are well-recognized in Asia. How does the city address climate impacts and sustainable development issues? KAS RECAP conducts a study tour in Singapore in cooperation with Georgia State University.


Tracking Climate Policy in Cities

Stakeholder's Dialogue with Paris Watch

Cities play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. How is Hong Kong doing on the Paris Agreement? Paris Watch will track Hong Kong's performance in meeting the goals of COP21.


Sustainable Asia – Envisioning your Future

Young people from Asia elaborate projects for their countries' development

The young generation is the key for achieving integrated development in Asia. But they often lack know-how and resources for implementing their brilliant ideas. A webinar provides training and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products.


European and Asian Perspectives on China's Belt & Road Initiative

7th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics

China`s "Belt and Road" initiative (BRI) is a major factor in the global development agenda. This international conference brings young scholars from East-, Cenral- and South Asia together to discuss BRI's implications for Europe and Asia.


Unlocking the Door towards Development

Improving Access to Electricity in Southeast Asia

Roughly 20 percent of the population in Southeast Asia (134 Million), do not have access to electricity. The strong nexus between energy and other development factors such as education, health, food security, and water, can hardly be overestimated.


Cambodia’s Energy Transition: Introduction of a Policy Paper

Today's energy mix in Cambodia mostly consists of fossil fuels. But how can Cambodia's future energy supply, based on sustainable renewable energy, be designed? Which role does Cambodia play in the whole region of Southeast Asia?


Sustainability in Global Value Chains

Implementing Free Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals

With open markets companies and businesses are increasingly embedded in Global Value Chains. They thereby heavily influence social and environmental conditions in the respective countries.

Book presentation

Energy Efficient Retrofiting of Commercial Buildings

Launch of a Practical Guide to Reducing Carbon Emissions

In metropolitan areas like Hong Kong, energy efficiency of buildings plays a key role in greenhouse gas emissions' reduction. KAS RECAP and HK Business Environmental Council BEC launch "A Guide for Energy Improvement of Commercial Buildings".

Expert conference

Climate Change and Resource Security in South Asia

Exploring Security Risks of Climate Change

The workshop in joint cooperation with COSATT/Nepal and INSSSL/Sri Lanka will focus on the challenges and effects of climate change on national and regional security in South Asia. It will particular emphasis on the roleof the Security Sector.


Greening East Asia's energy sector

2017 World Energy Council International Symposium

The World Energy Council is going to hold its 2017 International Energy Symposium in Seoul/South Korea. The event deals with the challenges of harmonizing environment and energy policy on the Korean peninsula and beyond.

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.