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

The future of oil and gas in Asia: Lessons for transitions in energy politics

by Johannes Vogel

Lecture by KAS RECAP and Chatham House London
It is commonly accepted knowledge that renewable energies will replace fossil resources in the long run. Indeed, the development of oil and gas markets in the coming decades is difficult to predict. In a symposium jointly organised by KAS RECAP and Chatham House London, Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow of the renowned British think tank, discussed possible effects of the latest global political developments, the international climate diplomacy and regional conflicts on the future of fossil fuels.

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Towards an Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market

by Peter Hefele

HAPUA-UNESCAP Meeting in Jakarta
The ASEAN Vision 2020 emphasises the need to construct energy networks across ASEAN. The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) was created as the flagship of this vision to achieve three objectives: (a) achieve long-term security, availability, and reliability of energy supply;(b) optimise the region’s energy resources (c) allow access to affordable energy across the region.At a workshop in Jakarta, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (HAPUA) in cooperation with UNESCAP invited international experts to find out more about regional power integration models and their suitability for ASEAN.

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Global Emissions Reductions and the German "Energiewende"

by Peter Hefele

Presentation of an international KAS survey
The Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21) aims at limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. This can only be achieved through a fast and dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). A new study by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) took a closer look at the emissions reduction policies of the world’s four largest producers of GHG: China, India, Russia and the USA – and examined how they view the German "Energiewende" (energy transition).

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Seeking for Asia-Euro Sustainable Development

Luncheon discussion with European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan
More than 50 participants from academia and business attended a luncheon discussion on "Sustainable Management" at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipeh/Taiwan. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan ECCT, in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung RECAP and ESSCA management school Shanghai, had invited to this event to debate fields of common interests in sustainable development between Taiwan, Asia and Europe.

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Sustainable Management in Europe and Asia

by Johannes Vogel

Workshop on the role of energy and climate issues in EU-Asian economic cooperation
Ensuring sustainability in global management as well as climate and energy policy was the focus of the 6th Workshop on EU-Asian Relations, organised by KAS RECAP in cooperation with UACES and the European Union Centre in Taiwan. 60 experts and young professionals from European and Asian think tanks, universities and enterprises met in Taipei to discuss the complex challenges ahead of a stronger regional cooperation.

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The Regulation of Energy Investments Along the „Belt and Road“

by Peter Hefele

International conference on international energy law
Energy is a central aspect of China’s “One Belt – One Road” (OBOR) policy. It is of strategic importance for China to ensure a secure and reliable supply of external energy resources to the Chinese market. Central Asia and Russia play an increasingly important role in this respect. And Europe as well has to find an answer to this dynamic development. However, the energy investment environment in these countries is challenging.

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Who is liable for the impacts of climate change?

by Johannes Vogel

New approaches for the distribution of climate compensation
The Paris Agreement COP21 one more time has highlighted the need of the global community to develop mechanisms of balancing climate induced loss and damage. Opinions differ widely as how such compensation shall be designed. KAS RECAP and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) together with experts from Europe and Asia elaborated innovative solutions.

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Cambodia's energy transition

by Peter Hefele

Inception workshop of a new KAS RECAP project
KAS RECAP supports a new project of the Phnom Penh based think tank Enrich institute to develop a comprehensive framework for a national energy transition map.

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Mapping the Existential Threats of Climate Change

by Peter Hefele

Security Implications for Bangladesh
Bangladesh is well recognized as one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. In recent years, as the weather patterns become increasingly extreme and unpredictable, security concerns have been raised. The coming KAS-publication makes a specific focus on the climate-related security issues in Bangladesh.

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Mapping the Climate Threat

by Peter Hefele

Energy Security and Climate Change in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka faces challenges not only posed by climate change, and also energy security. As a tropical island nation, it is highly vulnerable to rising sea levels and extreme weather events. The country has been seeking to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as to transform its national energy system. These challenges in Sri Lanka are addressed by a new KAS study.