Events

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Resource Integration in Central Asia and its political impacts to South Asia

Political Development in Asia-Pacific
The workshop aims to analyze how the resource integration in Central Asia is triggering developments in South Asia.

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Youth Energy Academy

Empowering young people in Asia to implement sustainable energy projects
In late October, a one-week training course will be offered to youngsters from South and Southeast Asia to enrich their theoretical and practical knowledge on climate change and energy-related topics.

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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.

Event Reports

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.

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New Ideas for a sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

by Johannes Vogel

Asia-Pacific NGO-Forum 2018
The forum for representatives of civil society organizations on the side of the annual environmental minister’s summit in Asia has formulated concrete demands on politics in the past few years and is gaining more and more popularity. This year KAS RECAP was again supporting this event.

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Cambodia’s Energy Transition

by Peter Hefele

Presentation of a Research Study
Rapid economic development, a young and fast-growing population, severe impacts of climate change and the aim of providing stable and affordable energy and consumption in a sustainable way: These challenges lay at the heart of any discussions on sustainable development in South East Asia. Cambodia, still one of the poorest countries in ASEAN, is a good example in this respect.

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Lessons of the German Energy Transition for South Korea

by Peter Hefele

South Korea imports roughly 97 percent of its primary energy from abroad. This comes along with one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. Right after the presidential election in spring 2017, President Moon Jae-in announced a dramatic shift in national energy politics. He released an ambitious plan for energy transition. In this respect, the German “Energiewende” (energy transition) might provide some important lessons to be learnt both in conceptualisation as well as in implementation.

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Smart Cities in Asia-Pacific

by Peter Hefele

Making Sustainable Transitions Successful
The future is "urban" - not only in Asia! But current urbanisation is far from being sustainable. What are the most important challenges for Asian cities? Is becoming "a smart city" the solution? What does "smartness" mean in Asia?

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Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

by Johannes Hügel

On February 1, 2018 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (MNED) in Brussels, in cooperation with the German Economic Institute (IW) and the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change (RECAP) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hong Kong, organized the international workshop “Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains”.

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Increasing Energy Efficency through Retrofitting

by Johannes Vogel

Simple calculator tool for facility managers and investors in Hongkong released
Energy efficient retrofitting of commercial buildings bears a large potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong and other Asian cities. The Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia Pafic of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS RECAP) and the Hong Kong Business Environment Council (BEC) launched a guide and calculation tools for owners and managers of buildings to implement energy efficient measures.

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Climate change and the security sector in South Asia

by Johannes Vogel

Implications for armed forces, politics and society
Climate change has multifold impacts on the security situation in South Asia. Increasing migration flows and competition for the access to dwindling resources are stressing political relations between countries of the SAARC region. Whilst these issues are rarely discussed in Europe, many decision makers in Asia are well aware of the manifold dimensions and impacts of topic. In a workshop, high-ranking representatives from the armed forces, diplomacy, academia, media and NGOs talked about the implications of climate change for the security in South Asia and discussed concrete solutions.

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Energy Security in ASEAN

by Peter Hefele

Looking for Common Solutions and Responses at the Regional Level
In Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, and Vietnam, energy demand associated with population growth, rapid urbanization, and economic development is constantly rising. To ensure sustainable growth, effective policies to secure reliable, affordable and sufficient energy supply are needed. In a regional forum supported by KAS Cambodia, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP, spoke about opportunities and challenges for regional cooperation on energy matters.

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German Energiewende: Lessons for Korea

by Peter Hefele

Making Energy Transitions Successful
After signing the Paris Agreement, many countries have intensified efforts in decarbonizing their energy systems to address climate change. In Asia, Germany is often seen as a role-model and forerunner in energy transformation. At the World Energy Council's International Energy Symposium 2017 in Seoul, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP, shared his insights into the latest development of German energy reform and discussed its implications for Asia.