In an unstable geopolitical environment, multilateral gatherings have the capacity to set policy trends in subtle, sometimes unpredictable ways. It is essential for companies to keep one eye on meetings like the recent G20 Summit in order to gauge wind direction for future decisions that could feed into regulations, trade agreements, travel restrictions, and a host of other areas affecting business.
Healthcare affordability and innovative financing in the Asia Pacific region have emerged as critical topics in addressing the challenge of providing accessible and quality healthcare to diverse populations.
China is advancing its carbon credits trading system under a centralised management structure. Its new CCER programme is likely to gain a competitive advantage domestically against existing international trading standards and enable China to advocate for its own carbon emissions standards in international negotiations.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a way of cutting carbon emissions associated with burning fossil fuels. Despite the progress to date, much more needs to be done to resolve the barriers to CCS commercialisation as a key decarbonisation tool in the race to net zero emissions.