La Transición Alemana de Energía en Brasil

Por Theresa Lieb, blogista de "Europa und Wir", Blog de la Academia Europea de Periodistas

Los brasileños quieren y necesitan un uso más intensivo de las energías renovables para cubrir sus crecientes necesidades energéticas. Mientras que el gobierno de Brasil se centra en sus objetivos de crecimiento económico, algunos proyectos de sustentabilidad se llevan a cabo con financiamiento y experiencia alemana.

Energiewende konkret: Herausforderungen für Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft

KAS und BAPP veröffentlichen Fallstudie

Im Beisein von Ministerpräsident a.D. Roland Koch stellten die KommunalAkademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) und die Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP) am 17. Februar ihre von Prof. Dr. Volker Kronenberg und Christoph Weckenbrock erarbeitete Fallstudie "Energiewende konkret: Herausforderungen für Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft" vor.

Pueblos indígenas y naturaleza en riesgo

El fin de la iniciativa Yasuní-ITT genera tensiones entre el Ecuador y Alemania

El 15 de agosto, el presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa anunció, a través de cadena nacional, el fin de la iniciativa Yasuní-ITT, lo cual abre el camino para la explotación petrolera en el Parque Nacional Yasuní, lo que le significaría al país USD 18.000 millones según las cifras del propio gobierno.

Wahrnehmungen der deutschen Energiewende in Schwellenländern

Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Expertenbefragung in Brasilien, China und Südafrika

Die vorliegende Studie ist im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) e.V. von infratest dimap durchgeführt worden. Auf Grundlage eines Leitfadens wurden im Zeitraum vom 5. November 2012 bis 18. Januar 2013 insgesamt 121 telefonische Interviews in Brasilien, China und Südafrika geführt.

Seguridad energética y la disputa por los recursos

KAS Serie de Ensayos No. 10

La décima edición de nuestra seria se trata del tema seguridad energética y la disputa por los recursos.

Aportes para la Gestión Ambiental Local

Nueva Edición

La Fundación Konrad Adenauer y la Asociación Civil Estudios Populares tienen el agrado de presentar la nueva edición del manual Aportes para la Gestión Ambiental Local, publicación corregida y aumentada con la incorporación de nuevos artículos y autores, entre los que se destaca el especialista en legislación ambiental Horacio Rosatti.

Descentralización y medio ambiente en Colombia


La Fundación Konrad Adenauer en Colombia en colaboración con la Red de Iniciativas para la Gobernabilidad, la Democracia y el Desarrollo Territorial – RINDE- presenta la publicación “Descentralización y Medio Ambiente en Colombia”, la cual estudia dos temas relevantes en materia territorial en el país: la descentralización y el medio ambiente.

Declaración de Iquitos

Presentada el 6 de diciembre de 2012

Declaración de compromiso elaborada por expertos y parlamentarios de partidos Demócrta Cristianos sobre el Cambio Climático y la sustentabilidad del desarrollo en la Cuenca Amazónica

Desafíos y oportunidades de las Energías Renovables No Convencionales (ERNC) en la matriz eléctrica de Chile


En el más reciente número de nuestra serie de estudios, tres destacados analistas abordan el tema de las Energías Renovables No Convencionales (ERNC) en Chile, enfocándose en su rol actual en la matriz eléctrica del país, en los obstáculos y desafíos a los que se enfrentan, y finalmente en las distintas posibilidades que existen para fomentar la electricidad ERNC en Chile.


Economia verde é o tema da edição 1/2012 da série Cadernos Adenauer. Nesta publicação são discutidos temas como definição do conceito de economia verde, o uso de tecnologias limpas na geração de energia, a utilização mais sustentável dos recursos naturais disponíveis, mídia e sustentabilidade entre outros.

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).