Events - Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific (RECAP)
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.
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.
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.
Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia - Jointly Getting on Track for a More Sustainable Future
The threat of Climate Change, as well as the importance of Energy Security makes it necessary to establish cross-border cooperation and multilateral collaboration. Therefore we aim to discuss regional steps towards a sustainable future in East Asia.
Study and Information Program
City Redevelopment, Infrastructure and Heritage in the Era of Climate Change
A Study Space Program in Singapore
Singapore’s efforts in urban planning are well-recognized in Asia. How does the city address climate impacts and sustainable development issues? KAS RECAP conducts a study tour in Singapore in cooperation with Georgia State University.
Tracking Climate Policy in Cities
Stakeholder's Dialogue with Paris Watch
Cities play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. How is Hong Kong doing on the Paris Agreement? Paris Watch will track Hong Kong's performance in meeting the goals of COP21.
Sustainable Asia – Envisioning your Future
Young people from Asia elaborate projects for their countries' development
The young generation is the key for achieving integrated development in Asia. But they often lack know-how and resources for implementing their brilliant ideas. A webinar provides training and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products.
European and Asian Perspectives on China's Belt & Road Initiative
7th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics
China`s "Belt and Road" initiative (BRI) is a major factor in the global development agenda. This international conference brings young scholars from East-, Cenral- and South Asia together to discuss BRI's implications for Europe and Asia.
Unlocking the Door towards Development
Improving Access to Electricity in Southeast Asia
Roughly 20 percent of the population in Southeast Asia (134 Million), do not have access to electricity. The strong nexus between energy and other development factors such as education, health, food security, and water, can hardly be overestimated.
Cambodia’s Energy Transition: Introduction of a Policy Paper
Today's energy mix in Cambodia mostly consists of fossil fuels. But how can Cambodia's future energy supply, based on sustainable renewable energy, be designed? Which role does Cambodia play in the whole region of Southeast Asia?
Sustainability in Global Value Chains
Implementing Free Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals
With open markets companies and businesses are increasingly embedded in Global Value Chains. They thereby heavily influence social and environmental conditions in the respective countries.
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Carbon Markets and the Electricity Sector
Issues, Opportunities, and Priorities for East Asia
The workshop on “Carbon Markets and the Electricity Sector – Issues, Opportunities, and Priorities for East Asia” was held in Bangkok on 20 – 22 March 2019 in cooperation with Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO). The main topic developed was ETS and Carbon Markets in East Asia.
Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia
8th Annual Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics
The 8th annual workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics was held this year in Singapore, dealing with dimensions of digitalisation, disruption and disruptive innovation in Europe and Asia. International professionals and academics presented insightful papers, highlighting different aspects and opportunities of digitalisation in different economic sectors in Europe and Asia. As every year, the workshop took place in the framework of UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations, and is supported by the KAS Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific (KAS RECAP).
International Workshop: Fighting Deforestation
New Business Solutions for Increasing Forest Carbon Storage
Growing global deforestation is not only endangering the variety of species living in forests, but also contributes immensely to the current greenhouse gas emissions. There is a huge market resulting from cutting forests down, but are there actual economic opportunities to gain from fighting deforestation? New business solutions have to be developed to increase in forest carbon storage. The workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand, was jointly organized by KAS Regional Project on Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia- Pacific and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK.
Neue Business Modelle im Energiesektor in Zeiten der Digitalisierung
The global energy business is under tremendous pressure to reinvent itself. Three major impact factors can be identified: Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Decentralisation. All types of business operations will be affected – also beyond the traditional energy business. To manage these challenges, new skill, organisational culture and technological knowledge are needed. On invitation of ESSCA School of Management Shanghai, Dr Peter Hefele, Director KAS RECAP, presented main findings of a recent KAS RECAP study on Digitalisation of Global Energy Systems [https://www.kas.de/web/energie-klima-lateinamerika/single-title/-/content/geopolitik-erneuerbarer-energien-in-lateinamerika-eine-umfrage]. He emphasized on the cross-sectoral effects and the need for a better regulatory framework, to maximize the economic and social gains through digitalized energy systems. Enhancing the resilience of digitalized infrastructure and channeling funds into a green transition are further priorities of national and global politics.
Seminar on Sustainable Development Policy
Dr. Francesch-Huidobro, Principal Consultant, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific, gave expert lectures on sustainable development politics and policy to a group of Senior Officials of the Ministry of Public Administration of Bangladesh attending an executive training programme in Hong Kong. Dr. Francesch-Huidobro shared her expertise on the challenges brought about by having to apply global sustainability norms to local needs. She illustrated her lectures with examples of energy security and climate change policy-making in Asia-Pacific.
Internationale NGOs in Globaler Steuerung
The Case of Climate Negotiations and Climate Finance
The workshop “International NGO’s in Global Governance: The Case of Climate Negotiations and Climate Finance” was held on the 6th of March in the Faculty of Law in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation RECAP and the Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK invited representatives of local and international NGO’s, professional and academic experts as well as students of international and environmental law.
Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia
The Future of Global and Regional Investment in Asia’s Energy Sector
Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Principal Consultant of KAS RECAP recounts her observations at Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia at an International Workshop jointly organized by KAS-RECAP, Chatham House and Chulalongkorn University, that took place 24-25 January in Bangkok, Thailand.
International Workshop: Envisioning Asia – SDG and Local Development
Throughout 2018 five groups of students and young professionals from Nepal, Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Mongolia had worked video essay projects on what Sustainable Development Goals SDGs meant for their local communities (www.sdgasia.org)
Enhancing Ambition, Promoting Implementation: Three Years After COP21
Insights into COP24
Dr. Maria Francesch-Huidobro, Principal Consultant of KAS RECAP shares her observations at the COP24 in Katowice. In the report, she summarizes key takeaways of the 2018 global climate change conference and discusses the progress of international climate actions after the signing of the Paris Agreement.
Energy Market Interconnection in ASEAN
Implications for Vietnam
On the 20.11.2018 KAS RECAP, in cooperation with the local partner Institute of Energy and Environment, Vietnam (IEEV), hosted a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event was the follow-up of an event in Bangkok earlier this year on how to improve the access to electricity in Southeast Asia . This time the emphasis was on the development and perspectives of the Vietnamese energy and electricity market.
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