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CAMBIA LA PARTICIPACIÓN JUVENIL, CAMBIA EL CLIMA

Jóvenes en la definición de las contribuciones nacionales en países de América Latina y El Caribe

La investigación fue elaborada por El Programa Regional Seguridad Energética y Cambio Climático en América Latina (EKLA) de la Fundación Konrad Adenauer (KAS) junto con la iniciativa Generación +1 de Libélula, Gestión en Cambio Climático y Comunicación.

Der Klimagenerationenvertrag

Ergebnisse der COP21 und Lateinamerika

Nach dem Gipfel von Rio de Janeiro 1992 hat es bis heute 23 Jahre gedauert, einen Vertrag zum Schutz des Klimas und damit der Sicherung der Lebensgrundlagen zukünftiger Generationen zu entwickeln, dem alle Vertragsstaaten der Klimarahmenkonvention zustimmten.

NEWSLETTER N°2

Boletín informativo con las actividades del segundo semestre del año.

La sustentabilidad en la región Atacama-Lípez:

un futuro que compromete a tres países

En 2014, la Fundación Konrad Adenauer y la Asociación Civil de Estudios Populares organizaron un ciclo de seminarios con el objetivo de examinar los nuevos desafíos de las políticas locales para el desarrollo humano sustentable. El ciclo contó con la presencia de destacados actores políticos y expertos de los tres países que comprenden la región Atacama-Lípez, Argentina, Bolivia y Chile. Esta publicación se dedica a proporcionar al público en general información sobre las principales discusiones de los tres seminarios del ciclo Atacama-Lípez, a fin de ampliar el alcance del debate.

Lateinamerika und die COP21

Lateinamerika ist zu einem traurigen „Hotspot“ der unterschiedlichsten Auswirkungen des Klimawandels geworden. Innerhalb des Landes ist die multilaterale Klimapolitik von großer Bedeutung. Gelänge es in Paris ein Abkommen zu verabschieden, das glaubhaft den Herausforderungen des Klimawandels entgegentritt, dann würden viele lateinamerikanische Staaten vermutlich auch ernsthaft daran mitwirken und weiteres freiwilliges Engagement aufbringen.

Historia de la Política Ambiental en Alemania

Perspectiva de la CDU 1958-2015

El presente documento da cuenta de los principales hitos históricos ambientales desde 1958 hasta la actualidad en un recuento de sucesos que marcaron la vida política y social en Alemania

Encíclica del Medio Ambiente

Percepción y Posicionamiento Latinoamericano

La publicación de la encíclica papal ambiental representa una nueva dimensión en el proceso global del debate climático, pues incluye a la Iglesia Católica con comentarios claros en la política climática global. La encíclica se basa en una variedad de aspectos públicos ya discutidos ampliamente sobre el clima y la protección del medio ambiente. Sin embargo, dirige su atención a los contextos socio-políticos, considerando en primer plano la relación negativa entre el cambio climático y la pobreza.

Gobernanza climática de ciudades:

la experiencia de América Latina

Mucho más independientes de la perspectiva institucional, las ciudades se presentaron como la fuerza impulsora tras la implementación de medidas relacionadas con la política climática. Enfocándonos en América Latina, particularmente en Brasil, este artículo pretende demostrar cómo las ciudades se han convertido en centros de innovación en la temática del cambio climático.

Gana KAS la categoría “Best Think Tank Network”

La Fundación Konrad Adenauer (KAS) gana a nivel internacional como “Best Think Tank Network” en 2014; así el resultado de una investigación renombrada que realiza la Universidad de Pensilvania sobre la calidad y desempeño de los Think Tanks más importantes del mundo.

Programa Regional bajo nueva dirección

El Programa Regional Seguridad Energética y Cambio Climático en América Latina es bajo nueva dirección en enero de 2015 y tendrá su sede en Lima, Perú.

Series cerradas

Cambodia 2040

What does it mean to be a Cambodian? This question holds considerable significance for the kingdom of a 16 million strong population. Is it the identity, culture, and legacy rooted in the history and splendor of Angkor? Or is it instead tethered to be the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime? Over the past 20 years, Cambodia has been on the path from the failed state of the 1970s genocide to a growing low-middle-income country in the world.

Cambodia 2040 is a book series in cooperation with Future Forum that gathers the critical foresight of respected experts on all issues Cambodian on what the kingdom will look like in 2040. The series consists of three separate volumes, containing economic development, culture and society, as well as international relations and governance respectively.

Volume I – Cambodia 2040: Economic Development[M1] 

The first volume of the Cambodia 2040 publication series covers relevant topics of the future economic development of Cambodia in the year 2040 with a wide-ranging analysis, such as fiscal policy, industrialization, regional economic integration, economic diplomacy, social protection and so on. Authors from various economic backgrounds, including H.E. Dr. Leewood Phu, Mr. Chean Sithykun, Mr. Daravuth Sithy Rath, Mr. Vrak Thanit, Dr. Heng Pheakdey, Ms. Maureen Boyle, Mr. Oung Ty Keithya, Ms. You Sotheary and Ms. Kruy Narin, have contributed their insights to the projection of Cambodia's future economy. The recommendations made in this volume aim to show ways to achieve the countries’ economic goals in the next two decades.

 

The launch-event [M2] 

On January 22, 2020, Future Forum and KAS Cambodia launched the first volume of the Cambodia 2040 series at Raffle Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh. The program of the launch consisted of the official book launch, the panel discussion and a networking reception. A panel discussion was conducted fruitfully with the participations of Frank Steffel, member of the German Bundestag, Mr. Chean Sithykun, a former senior economist at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mr. Ou Virak, president of Future Forum and H.E. Dr. Leewood Phu, advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, as panelists.

 

Key takeaways from the authors

‘The main objectives of Cambodian fiscal policy in 2040 will be to keep the rate of inflation at between 2% and 3%, and to stabilize the kingdom’s macroeconomic environment.’ (Chean Sithykun, 2019).

‘By 2040 Cambodia will have built upon the initial basis it established to embed itself further up the value chain, through the pursuit of policies and reforms for promoting foreign investment and cross-border trade.’ (Sok Kha, 2019).

‘Overall [in 2040], new actors with enhanced responsibilities and partnerships with expanded scope and areas of cooperation will materialize, providing more options and platforms for Cambodia to reinforce and expand the momentum of its policy actions geared towards fostering greater international engagement with other major actors in both Asia and other rising mega-regions.’ (Daravuth Sithy Rath & Vrak Thanit, 2019). 

 

Volume II – Cambodia 2040: Culture and Society

The second volume of this series sets out to paint a picture of the future of Cambodian culture and society in the year 2040 with authors such as Ms. Din Darathtey, Mr. Harry Catherine, Ms. Nhek Pichponreingsey, Mr. Khoun Theara, Mr. Sun Chhai, Ms. Hoy Sokkea, Mr. Soeung Sophat, Mr. You Sokunpanha and Mr. Chhorn Theara. The topics of gender equality, education, health, food, media, tourism, and many others are covered in this outing with the projection of possible future scenarios and constructive recommendations that will guide Cambodia to meet its goals in the next two decades.

 

The digital launch-event

In early July 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the original plan of launching volume 2 of Cambodia 2040 was shifted to a digital format that took place over the entire week from July 9 to July 16 on social media, including a networking reception with authors and editors and book pick-ups at KAS office. 425 hard copies of the second volume were distributed in just five hours after announcing the launch.

 

Key takeaways from the authors

‘The future Cambodian young people will define themselves to be an actualization of an ideal self, transformed from the old traditional Khmer identity by integrating traditional and modern elements of being Cambodian, and detached from the victimized stain of their Khmer Rouge past.’ (Din Darathtey, 2019).

‘Due to the positive effects of the newly revamped health education curriculum, the future population of Cambodia will be more inclusive and less ignorant about gender, sexuality, and sexual reproductive rights.’ (Harry Catherine and Nhek Pichponreingsey, 2019).

‘A crucial feature of the 2040 vision for education is the structure around STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematic).’ (Rath Setha, 2019)

 

Volume III – Cambodia 2040: International Relations and Governance

The final volume of Cambodia 2040 gathers the contributions of many authors from relevant fields of international relations and governance, including Mr. Ou Virak, H.E. Ambassador Pou Sothirak, Ms. Pich Charadine, Mr. Chan Sam Art, Mr. Brevin Anderson, Mr. Him Reaksmey, Mr. Rasheed Griffith, Mr. Lor Samnang, Mr. Thomas Pearson, Mr. Chanty Pisal, Mr. Yann Aoudourm and Mr. Min Seiha. The recommendations for 2040 that are stated in this volume are set against the circumstances of Cambodia in the 2020s, covering the topics of global megatrends, geopolitics, Mekong subregion cooperation, soft power, foreign aid, rule of law, public administration and civil service. In 2022, for the third time, Cambodia is going to be the chair of ASEAN, a position that holds many critical challenges, including shaping the immediate post-COVID-19 future, political tensions in the South China Sea, geopolitical dilemma, political conflict in Myanmar and so on. However, this chairmanship will also bring the Kingdom the opportunities to strengthen its weight in the region politically and economically.

 

The digital launch-event

With the unexpectedly serious community outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021, the launch event of the third volume was also conducted in a digital format. On March 4, 2021, at the Factory Phnom Penh, all books of the series were launched at a panel discussion that was streamed live on Zoom and social media with a total number of around 200 watching. The panel was attended by H.E. Dr. Chem Widhya, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Ambassador Christian Berger, German Ambassador to Cambodia, H.E Ambassador Pou Sothirak, CICP Executive Director, and Ms. Heng Omouy, founder and CEO of CamSolution. The panel was moderated by Ms. Isabel Weininger, KAS Representative to Cambodia. The audience fielded questions via Zoom and Facebook, leading to a lively Q&A.

Key takeaways from the authors:

As a relatively small state in terms of geographic size, populations, and economy – Cambodia has confronted and will continue to confront a very different foreign policy landscape than that of not just the great powers, but also its own ASEAN partners.’ (Pou Sothirak, 2019).

Over the next 20 years, Cambodia will become a green state by engaging in sustainable policies that set the gold standard for environmental management.’ (Chan Sam Art, 2019).

‘In 2040, the public sector requirements of the Cambodian citizenry continue to be shaped by enhanced economic performance, globalization, and domestic advancements in digital information and technology systems.’ (Yann Aoudourm, 2019).