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

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.

Event Reports

Meeting with Ministry of Defenece, Sri Lanka

by Peter Hefele

Treffen mit dem Verteidigungsministerium von Sri Lanka
During his fact-finding mission in Colombo, Dr. Peter Hefele, Director of KAS RECAP was invited for a seminar with the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka and exchanged views on the country's political and urban development as well as the impact of climate change on national security.

Event Reports

Climate Paradiplomacy & Leadership in Asia

by Peter Hefele, Peter Hefele

The Role of Hong Kong and Singapore in globale climate policy
A KAS RECAP luncheon discussion with Dr. Maria Francesch, Fellow of the Center of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP) at the University of Hong Kong

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4th Sino-German Forum at Tongji University Shanghai

by Peter Hefele

Global dimensions of the Sino-German Relations
For the forth time the German Research Center at Tongji University/Shanghai, the Center for Global Studies CGS/University Bonn, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai invited leading scientists from China, Europe and the US to debate chances and limits for China and Germany on a global level.

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Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition

by Peter Hefele

Eine Wanderausstellung des Auswärtigen Amtes in Hong Kong
The German Foreign office is currently displaying an Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition around the world. In Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK, is hosting this event on its campus at Shatin.

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Energy storage systems ESSJ Japan 2016

by Peter Hefele

Overcoming the bottleneck of a global “Energiewende”
The global increase of renewable energy production went beyond all expectations in recent years. Thus, production is no longer the most burning issue in the debate on the “great transformation”, but storage, distribution and “smart use”.

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Emerging Issues in Global Climate Governance after Paris

by Johannes Vogel, Johannes Vogel

Perspectives from Asia and Europe
Despite the great achievements of the Paris Climate change conference COP21 much more decisive steps must be taken by the global community in order to keep global warming below 2 degree. KAS RECAP and Tongji University Shanghai invited 30 international experts to Hong Kong to jointly elaborate new cross-cutting concepts for Europe and Asia.

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Internationaler Kongress Walk21 in Hongkong

by Peter Hefele

Lebenswerte Gemeinschaften zu Fuß unterwegs
Laufen ist mehr als eine alltägliche Pflicht. Es ist ein wesentlicher Faktor, damit sich Städte schadstoffarm und lebenswert entwickeln. Viele Verwaltungen haben Konzepte zum Fußverkehr in ihre Stadt- und Mobilitätsplanung aufgenommen. In einer Stadt mit einer hohen Bevölkerungsdichte und begrenztem Raum wie Hongkong indes ist der Weg hin zur Gestaltung einer fußgängerfreundlichen Umgebung nie geradlinig. Der Austausch von Erfahrungen europäischer und asiatischer Städte muss weiter ausgebaut werden, damit beide Kontinente auch zukünftig wegweisend in der Gestaltung urbanen Fußverkehrs bleiben.

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Options for a Sustainable Energy Future in Cambodia

by Johannes Vogel

Capacity Building Workshop for Cambodian Policy Makers
Many developing countries like Cambodia face the task of developing a comprehensive and stable energy system. But they also bear responsibility towards climate change mitigation. Therefore, politics and society have to find new answers to the question of how to combine development and the higher energy demand with sustainability.

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Climate Change and Energy Security in South East Asia

by Peter Hefele

Mediaworkshop for Cambodian Journalists
Climate change and energy security are two of the most burning issues we face today. Media professionals share a great responsibility to raise awareness and change behavior. To deepen their knowledge on energy security and climate change as well as their skills in investigative techniques, young students of journalism and professional journalists came together in Sihanoukville/Cambodia. Guided by experienced journalists from Germany the participants developed concrete projects, which will conducted in the field in the coming weeks.