Events

Symposium

Implications of Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Presentation of a KAS RECAP research study
In cooperation with the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies RCSS, Colombo/Sri Lanka, KAS RECAP presents the findings of a new study "Energy Security and Climate Change in South Asia: a threat analysis for Sri Lanka".

Workshop

Energy Efficiency Technologies – The Economics of Energy Efficiency

Neues KAS-RECAP Projekt mit dem Business Environmental Council Hong Kongs BEC
Housing is one of the major energy consumers in Hong Kong. In cooperation with Business Environment Council (BEC), KAS RECAP organizes an inception workshop on promoting energy efficiency in buildings.

Discussion

Coping with Climate Change and Energy Security: The Role of Media

Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific (RECAP) and KAS Cambodia
RECAP has conducted a several days training seminar for Cambodian Journalists on the topic of climate change and energy security. The findings of the field work will be presented and discussed on the 8th of December at Meta House.

Symposium

The Role of Asian Cities in Global Climate Diplomacy

Luncheon Symposium
This luncheon seminar organized by KAS and the Environmental Management Association, the main results of a KAS/RECAP funded research on climate change governance of Singapore and HK and its role in global climate change governance will be debated.

Forum

Energy Storage Summit Japan 2016

International Symposium in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf
Energy storage is one of the main bottlenecks in sustaining further growth of renewable energies. KAS RECAP will showcase its work in the 2016 Energy Storage Summit in Japan and participate in a panel discussion on Germany´s “Energiewende”.

Workshop

Emerging Issues in Global Climate Governance after Paris

An Asia-European Workshop
COP21 highlighted the need of global coordination in climate politics. A workshop organised by KAS RECAP and the Institute of Governance for Sustainability, Tongji University Shanghai, will discuss new ways of cooperation.

Workshop

Walkability as contribution to sustainable urban development

Global initative Walk21 in Asia for the first time
Since the year 2000, international experts annually meet at Walk21, a global forum to develop new traffic concepts in metropolitan areas. Their main focus is to make urban spaces more walkable as part of a sustainable mobility concept.

Seminar

Paths towards a Southeast Asian energy transition

Seminar for decision makers in politics and economy
Similarly to many other developing countries, Cambodia is facing the decision to shape the basis for a sustainable energy supply system. Together with Enrich Institute / Phnom Penh, the way towards a Cambodian energy transition will be highlighted.

Event Reports

Carbon Markets and the Electricity Sector

by Peter Hefele

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.

Event Reports

Coping with Disruption: Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia

by Peter Hefele

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).

Event Reports

International Workshop: Fighting Deforestation

by Peter Hefele

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.

Event Reports

Neue Business Modelle im Energiesektor in Zeiten der Digitalisierung

by Peter Hefele

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.

Event Reports

Seminar on Sustainable Development Policy

by Maria Francesch-Huidobro

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.

Event Reports

Internationale NGOs in Globaler Steuerung

by Peter Hefele

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.

Event Reports

Powering up Sustainable Development for Asia

by Maria Francesch-Huidobro

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.

Event Reports

International Workshop: Envisioning Asia – SDG and Local Development

by Peter Hefele

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)

Event Reports

Enhancing Ambition, Promoting Implementation: Three Years After COP21

by Maria Francesch-Huidobro

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.

Event Reports

Energy Market Interconnection in ASEAN

by Peter Hefele

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.