Paths towards a Southeast Asian energy transition

Seminar for decision makers in politics and economy

Similarly to many other developing countries, Cambodia is facing the decision to shape the basis for a sustainable energy supply system. Together with Enrich Institute / Phnom Penh, the way towards a Cambodian energy transition will be highlighted.


Climate change and energy security in Southeast Asia

Workshop for Cambodian journalists

In cooperation with the Department of Media and Communication and the Club of Cambodian Journalists, RECAP will conduct a several days' training seminar for young land professional journalists from Cambodia.


Adaptation to climate change in South and South East Asia


Climate change has already dramatic impacts on South and South East Asia. Understanding the increasing threats and implementing necessary adaptation measures are essential for the future development of the countries within these regions.

Study and Information Program

Asian insights into European energy and climate politics

Study trip to Germany and Brussels

An open discourse and continuous exchange of ideas is a key factor on the path towards global climate and energy cooperation. RECAP invites experts from different Asian countries to experience the European approaches on a study trip in June 2016.


Resources, Sovereignty and Geopolitics

International Workshop

Competition for natural resources is an important factor in intensifying geopolitical conflicts. RECAP together with Chatham House is co-organizing an international workshop on “Resources, Sovereignty and Geopolitics” on 26-27 May 2016 in Hong Kong.

Expert conference

The Future of Coal and Chances for Clean Coal

Global Energy Security and Climate Change Challenges

The future of coal energy is the topic of the second workshop of an event series joinly organised by KAS RECAP and the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) on 5 and 6 May 2016 in Seoul, Korea.


After COP21: Global Problems, Local Solutions

A workshop organised by KAS and the Hong Kong America Center will give international students the opportunity to develop policy recommendation for urban areas with a special focus on Hong Kong.

Expert conference

Workshop on EU-Asian Energy Politics

5. UACES-Workshop zur globalen Politik

In the face of common challenges posed by rising energy demands, both EU and China have recognized the importance of joint efforts on energy security. The workshop will discuss cooperation between China and the EU on a broad range of energy issues.


Challenges facing the Electricity Industry

Transition to electricity generation by renewable energy sources is posing not only new opportunities as well as challenges to the electricity industry. The workshop will discuss obstacles for renewable-energy development in different countries.


Strategic perspectives for the bilateral energy cooperation between the EU and Kazakhstan

Central Asia lays at the crossing of global energy politics and plays an increasing role in Europe´s strategy to diversify its energy supply.

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.