Veranstaltungen

Workshop

International NGOs in Global Governance. The Case of Climate Negotiations and Climate Finance

Nowadays, Global Governance is not only the purview of state actors interacting through international treaties but also a space where many diverse non-state actors participate in decision making. It is particularly prominent in climate change diplomacy given the variety of scientific, policy, technical and financial expertise it requires and which non-state actors can provide. As demonstrated by the last conference of parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), INGOs participated in the negotiations as observers, representing the interests of local governments, indigenous people, women, youth, business and industry, and the scientific community.

Workshop

Fighting Deforestation: New Business Solutions for Increasing Forest Carbon Storage

International Workshop on Climate Change

Deforestation is a worldwide phenomenon and it is depriving millions of people of forest goods and services that are crucial to food security, economic well-being and environmental health. Today with only 0.2 hectares of forest per person, the Asia-Pacific region is, per capita, the least forested region in the world. With the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, KAS RECAP conducts an expert workshop to discuss the current situation of deforestation in the context of climate change.

Workshop

Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia

Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics

Digitalisation brings opportunities and challenges to every sphere of our daily lives. Are Europe and Asia on the right track to cope with this latest technological trend. A two-day workshop held by KAS RECAP and UACES will gather young professionals from different sectors to examine its political, economic, social and cultural implications.

Workshop

Carbon Markets and the Electricity Sector: Issues, Opportunities, and Priorities for East Asia

Regional Workshop on Emissions' Trading

Emission reductions in the electricity sector will be paramount if the Paris commitments of reducing global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius are to be attained. Emissions trading systems (ETS) as a cost-effective instrument for emissions control are now being implemented or considered across a diverse set of jurisdictions in East Asia. KAS RECAP will hold a two-day workshop in Bangkok to discuss the carbon markets in the subregion.

Workshop

Digitalisierung im Energiesektor

Erfahrungen aus Europa und Asien

Digitalisierung gehört zu den wichtigen Entwicklungen der Energiebranche. Sie bringt technologische Verbesserungen, beinflusst aber auch Energiesicherheit. KAS RECAP und KAS MNED veranstalten einen Workshop zur Frage, wie Digitalisierung Energiesysteme gestaltet.

Buchpräsentation

Investition in Energieeffizienz: Verbesserung des politischen Rahmens von Hongkong

Erfahrungen aus Metropolen in China, Japan und Europa

Buildings account for a considerable amount of overall energy consumption in cities. Therefore, improving energy efficiency is one of the key policies for cities to mitigate climate change. The launch event will present the main findings of the research project by the Business and Environment Council (BEC), supported by KAS RECAP on energy conservation. It compares buildings’ energy efficiency policies and measures of different metropolitan cities with the situation in Hong Kong and offers policy recommendations for the local Government.

Workshop

Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia

The Future of Global and Regional Investment in Asia’s Energy Sector

Renewable energy technologies not only help to mitigate climate change by substituting for carbon-emitting fossil fuels, but also can expand energy security by avoiding exposure to the volatility of fossil fuel markets. Renewables, can also help provide cheap and reliable energy to areas where grid-based provision is unreliable or otherwise prohibited by geography or high costs. The increased efficiency and renewable nature of such energy can improve energy availability, energy security and economic resilience.

Forum

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.

Workshop

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.

Workshop

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.”

Workshop

Nachhaltigkeit in globalen Wertschöpfungsketten

Internationaler Workshop

Durch offene Märkte sind Unternehmen und die Wirtschaft immer stärker in globale Wertschöpfungsketten eingebunden. Diese Verbindungen gehen mit einer stärkeren Verantwortung für soziale und Umweltbedingungen sowie Eindämmung des Klimawandels einher.

Fachkonferenz

Unsere Antworten auf den Klimawandel

Internationale Konferenz

Der Klimawandel ist eine der größten heutigen Herausforderungen für die Menschheit. Er hat unter Anderem massive Einflüsse auf die weltweite Wirtschaft. Insbesondere globale Produktions- und Wertschöpfungsketten sowie Arbeitsmärkte sind betroffen.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia

von Maria Francesch-Huidobro

The Future of Global and Regional Investment in Asia’s Energy Sector

Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Principal Consultant of KAS RECAP recounts her observations at Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia at an International Workshop jointly organized by KAS-RECAP, Chatham House and Chulalongkorn University, that took place 24-25 January in Bangkok, Thailand.

Veranstaltungsberichte

International Workshop: Envisioning Asia – SDG and Local Development

von Peter Hefele

Throughout 2018 five groups of students and young professionals from Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Mongolia had worked video essay projects on what Sustainable Development Goals SDGs meant for their local communities (www.sdgasia.org).

Veranstaltungsberichte

Enhancing Ambition, Promoting Implementation: Three Years After COP21

von Maria Francesch-Huidobro

Insights into COP24

Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Principal Consultant of KAS RECAP shares her observations at the COP24 in Katowice. In the report, she summarizes key takeaways of the 2018 global climate change conference and discusses the progress of international climate actions after the signing of the Paris Agreement.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Energy Market Interconnection in ASEAN

von Peter Hefele

Implications for Vietnam

On the 20.11.2018 KAS RECAP, in cooperation with the local partner Institute of Energy and Environment, Vietnam (IEEV), hosted a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event was the follow-up of an event in Bangkok earlier this year on how to improve the access to electricity in Southeast Asia . This time the emphasis was on the development and perspectives of the Vietnamese energy and electricity market.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Sustainability in Global Value Chains

von Peter Hefele

International Conference

An international workshop, jointly organised by KAS RECAP, Hinrich Foundation and German Economic Institute Cologne (IW), on Sustainability in Global Value Chains took place in Hong Kong on 14 November 2018. It facilitated a productive cross-sectoral and cross-continental debate on the role of different stakeholders and the legal framework surrounding sustainable value-chains and trade practices on a global scale.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Digitalisierung und Energiepolitik in Europa und Deutschland

von Peter Hefele

Studienreise mit asiatischen Expertinnen und Experten

Die Digitalisierung bietet der Energiebranche die Gelegenheit für mehr Effizienz und Nachhaltigkeit, birgt aber auch neue Sicherheitsrisiken. Diese Studienreise machte jüngere Expertinnen und Experten aus Asien mit aktuellen Herausforderungen und Strategien in Europa vertraut.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Erster Talanoa-Dialog in Hongkong

von Peter Hefele

Neues Dialogformat über Klimawandel in Vorbereitung auf COP24

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit sind nicht nur global, sondern auch für Hongkong ein wichtiges Anliegen. Als eine der am dichtesten bevölkerten Städte der Welt ist die Reduzierung des Klimawandels und die Verbesserung der Nachhaltigkeit von großer Bedeutung für die Stadt. 30 Personen aus verschiedenen Stakeholder-Organisationen kamen im Rahmen des Talanoa-Dialogs zusammen, um über den Klimaschutz in Hongkong und konkrete Maßnahmen zu diskutieren.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Die Zukunft der globalen Energiesicherheit im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung

von Peter Hefele

Internationaler Workshop in Singapur

Digitalisierung gehört zu den wichtigen Entwicklungen der Energiebranche. Sie bringt technologische Verbesserungen, beeinflusst aber auch Energiesicherheit. Basierend auf einer aktuellen Studie von Dr. Frank Umbach, Forschungsdirektor bei EUCERS London, hat KAS RECAP in der Zusammenarbeit mit AHK Singapur einen Internationalen Workshop ausgerichtet.

Veranstaltungsberichte

Sustainable Asia – Envisioning your future

von Peter Hefele

SDG Workshop für junge Menschen aus Asien-Pazifik

Die Jugend spielt eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Durchsetzung der Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in Asien. Aber oft fehlt dieser jedoch die Erfahrung und die notwendigen Ressourcen, um ihre Visionen umzusetzen. Deshalb haben die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Adenauer RECAP und das Hong Kong American Centre fünf Projektteams aus Asien zu einem Workshop nach Bangkok eingeladen.

Veranstaltungsberichte

KAS RECAP begrüßt erste KAS-CUHK-Stipendiatin in Hongkong

Frau Anjli Gupta beginnt ihre LL.M.-Masterstudium in Energie- und Umweltrecht

Gemeinsam mit Professor Anatole Boute, Leiter des LL.M-Masterprogrammes in Energie- und Umweltrecht an der Chinese University of Hongkong (CUHK) begrüßt Dr. Peter Hefele, Leiter KAS RECAP, die erste KAS-RECAP-Stipendiatin, Frau Anjle Gupta aus New Delhi/Indien.