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

Dr. Peter Hefele and Thomas Helm visit Astana Solar

Together with Dr. Peter Hefele, the head of the KAS regional program for “Energy Security and Climate Change” in Asia, Thomas Helm, the resident representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kazakhsan, visited the company Astana Solar in the Kazakh capital on the 15th of February.

Event Reports

Dr. Peter Hefele and Thomas Helm visit Astana Solar

by Johannes Vogel

The director of the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia and Pacific of KAS, Dr. Peter Hefele, and the head of the KAS country office in Kazakhstan, Thomas Helm, visited the first Kazakh solar panel company Astana Solar in Astana.

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Transport Day at COP21 in Paris

by Peter Hefele

Side event at the UN Climate Conference
Sustainable mobility is one of the crucial aims on the path towards a most climate-friendly way of life. Thus, the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) with the support of RECAP organised the Transport Day on 6-12-2015 as a side event of the UN Climate change conference.

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Conference of the KAS Legal Alumni in Asia on the Legal Issues of Food, Water and Resource Security

by Gisela Elsner

Former Asian recipients of the KAS scholarship programmes in the field of law met in Hong Kong on 23 to 26 November 2015 for their annual workshop, which has now become a tradition. This year’s seventeen participants from China, Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam are currently working in various areas of the law, as lawyers and notaries, academics at universities and other institutes and in the government agencies of their countries.

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Expanding Energy Cooperation Options in Northeast Asia for a Unified Korean Peninsula: The Lessons from Germany

Die Veranstaltung am 02. Dezember 2015 in Seoul beendete die lange Reihe seit 2011 durchgeführter energiepolitischer Maßnahmen des Auslandsbüros Korea der KAS in Zusammenarbeit mit dem SERI-EU Center der angesehenen Yonsei-Universität. Gleichzeitig bildete sie die Zäsur der Übernahme von KAS-Maßnahmen zu klima- und energiepolitischen Themen in Korea durch das neue, in Hongkong ansässige KAS-Regionalprojekt Energiesicherheit und Klimawandel in Asien und Pazifik (RECAP).

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Expanding Energy Cooperation Options in Northeast Asia for a Unified Korean Peninsula: The Lessons from Germany

by Johannes Vogel

International conference
Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SERI-EU Center of the South Korean Yonsei University organised a conference on energy cooperation in North East Asia. The event on 2 December 2015 in Seoul provided a platform for international experts and politicians to discuss future prospects for the Korean peninsula and its neighbouring countries.

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Ninth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia 2015

by Peter Hefele

150 particpants from all over Asia joined in Kathmandu on the occasion of the Ninth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia 2015. KAS RECAP in cooperation with Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) organized a side event on sustainable transport, preparing recommendations for COP21 in Paris.

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Energy Security and Climate Change in South Asia

by Johannes Vogel

Planning conference with the KAS partner Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
In these days, South Asia is already very strongly affected by the impacts of climate change. How can the social and economic development in the region being oriented at new climate friendly energy politics? How can the ability of resilience of those nations towards the already visible negative effects of climate change being strengthened?A workshop organised by KAS RECAP and the KAS partner Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in Kathmandu/Nepal assembled delegates of South Asian think tanks in order to discuss approaches for RECAP projets in the coming years.

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Energy Storage Summit Japan 2015

by Peter Hefele

The production and storage of renewable energies is crucial to achieve low-carbon societies. The KAS regional project energy security and climate change (RECAP) and Messe Düsseldorf co-organised the Energy Storage Summit 2015 Japan to discuss the current and future contribution of energy storage systems (ESS) to the energy transformation in Germany, Japan and the United States. In the Energy Storage Summit in Tokyo on 11-12 November 2015, the political framework and business models of future energy storage solutions in Europe and Asia were discussed.

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Changing global gas markets

by Peter Hefele

International Workshop
KAS RECAP jointly organized an international workshop on the future of global gas markets together with the European Center for Energy and Resource security (EUCERS), London, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), Singapore, and the Atlantic Council, Washington.