Events

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Impacts of Trade Conflicts on Energy Security in Asia Pacific

Expert Workshop
How are trade disputes between countries affecting the energy landscape in Asia Pacific? KAS RECAP will hold a workshop to examine the impacts of the current trade conflicts on the energy development in the region. Experts from China, Japan, Korea and Singapore will be attending.

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Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019

KAS RECAP is supporting the Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference 2019 with World Green Organisation and UNESCAP.
UNESCAP will co-organize with WGO a major UN conference, focusing on key Sustainability themes and Financial topics. UNESCAP will send their key representatives, including the Chief of Financing for Development Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division to Hong Kong. Also, the United Nations will be inviting key government officials globally and distinguished speakers/experts to participate in the event.

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Youth Climate Summit

Issues & Opportunities for Climate Action in Hong Kong
KAS-RECAP is supporting Hong Kong - America Center's event, in the framework of the United Nations NYC, which has recently held a climate summit of world leaders. HKAC would like to rise awareness among Hong Kong youths.

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Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainability and Digital Cooperation

Implications of Technological Advancement for SDGs
Digital technologies are transforming our ways of living in every sphere. Since 2018, the United Nations is closely examining how digital cooperation can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The core question is, how digital advancement can facilitate the debate on sustainability. KAS RECAP will invite key stakeholders in the local sustainability field in Hong Kong to discuss the key findings of the UN's report on the implications of digitalization for human development.

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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.

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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.

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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 deforestation in the context of climate change.

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

Global governance is today not only the purview of state actors interacting through international treaties but also – and more and more – 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.

Event Reports

"Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia"

Energy Security and Climate Change will be one of the major challenges for the Asian region in near future. Therefore, KAS Japan office invited young leaders and regional experts to discuss new ways of dealing with the topic.

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Enhancing Hong Kong’s Energy Efficiency

by Eric Lee, Johannes Vogel

Lessons from China and Germany
Private and public buildings count for a large portion of overall energy consumption in cities. Therefore, energy-efficient buildings are one of the key issues to mitigate climate change. A research project by the Hong Kong Business and Environment Council (BEC), supported by KAS RECAP, compares buildings’ energy efficiency policies and measures of different cities around the world and what lesson can be learnt for Hong Kong. On June 11, a third BEC workshop was held to examine the energy efficiency related policy framework of Beijing, Shenzhen and Essen, Europas "Grüne Hauptstadt" 2017.

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Mega cities and their role in mitigating climate change

by Peter Hefele

Kick-off Event
Cities and global city networks play a crucial role in combating climate change. Has there been any progress since the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015? And what about the situation in Hong Kong? Local KAS RECAP partner "Paris Watch" presented the first results of a new research project.

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Dr. Peter Hefele referiert über Energie und Klima an der „KAS School for Journalism 2018“

Energiesicherheit und Klimawandel gehören zu den großen Herausforderungen auch in der Mongolei. Noch immer fehlt es in der Bevölkerung an Wissen und dem Bewusstsein für die Bedeutung dieser Themen. Bei der Vermittlung dieses Wissen und einer breiteren öffentlichen Diskussion spielen qualifizierte Journalistinnen und Journalisten eine entscheidende Rolle.

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Energy Transformations: Experiences from Taiwan and Germany

by Peter Hefele

Luncheon discussion with members of the German Bundestag
On invitation of KAS RECAP, German and Taiwanese politicians, academics and entrepreneurs discussed experiences of the German “Energiewende" and opportunities for closer cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy security and climate change.

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Sustainable Asia — Envisioning your Future

by Johannes Vogel

Webinar for young people from the Asia-Pacific Region
The young generation is key to achieve an integrated and sustainable development in Asia. However, activists often lack know-how and resources for implementing their creative ideas. As a joint project with the Hongkong American Center, KAS RECAP created a webinar providing training on the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products on their vision of a future Asia.

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Driving Innovations in Hong Kong and Germany

by Peter Hefele

Policies and Incentives
Hong Kong is considered as the leading financial and trade center of Asia. But is it also a place to be for young start-up companies? On invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, young entrepreneurs and politicians from Germany and Hong Kong compared their views on how to promote innovation in Hong Kong.

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Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Southeast Asia

by Eric Lee

Unlocking the Door towards Sustainable Development
Around 20% of the population in Southeast Asia do not have access to electricity. Lack of energy use serves as a significant factor hindering sustainable development of developing countries in terms of education, health, gender, environment, economic growth, food security, and water. KAS RECAP and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), the National University of Singapore hosted a workshop from April 17-18 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss national and regional efforts to accelerate access to electricity.

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China´s One Belt - One Road Initiative

by Peter Hefele

7th UACES Workshop on EU-China Relations
The “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) has become a concept central to China's foreign policy – aiming at connecting the Eurasian continent from Ningbo and Shanghai at the shores of the Pacific to Duisburg and Rotterdam in Western Europe. This initiative goes far beyong physical infrastructre, such as pipelines and railroads. It is part of a new emerging world order.

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Innovation and Sustainability in Germany

by Peter Hefele

Kick-off event with the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)
How did Germany succeed in becoming one of the most innovative countries? What are the challenges for the leading European economy in transforming itself into a blueprint for sustainable development? Dr. Peter Hefele, Director RECAP, presented an in-depth analysis of the German innovation system and the energy transformation to members of the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)and engineering students of the Hongkong University in preparation of a study trip to Munich in June 2018.