Asia’s Climate-Change Challenge
A virtual event presented by the Financial Times and Nikkei Asia
As the health crisis abates and global economic recovery begins, tackling climate change will again be front and centre in government chambers and corporate boardrooms. This is imperative in Asia, where much of the new and revived economic activity is likely to happen. How will the region’s governments adapt policies to meet the ever-growing climate-change crisis, even as they re-boot their economies? How will they prioritise funding and resources for the climate emergency? How effective have regional countries been in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions, the climate-action plan to cut emissions and adapt to climate change? For their part, how will companies—among the biggest creators of not only economic activity but also climate detritus—handle the predicament? Will they allocate greater resources and financing to meet decarbonisation goals? Are public and private partnerships the best way forward to reduce emissions? Will climate change be framed as a moral necessity?
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (better known as COP26) in Glasgow in November discussed these and other urgent issues, and worked out a path ahead for workable policies on resolving a climate emergency that has continued in tandem with the pandemic.
The FT-Nikkei event, the last in a series of four, was being held after COP26 and examined the outcome of the conference’s high-level deliberations, with particular reference to Asia, and explored the extent to which the region’s governments, businesses and activists were readying for climate change. Asia’s Climate-Change Challenge gathered policy-makers, academics, activists, business leaders, economists and experts to discuss how to find the right way forward.
Industry-leading business leaders and speakers
How will the region’s governments adapt policies? How will climate emergency funding and resources be prioritised?
Will allocating greater resources and financing meet decarbonisation goals? What will and can companies do?
Are public and private partnerships the best way forward to reduce emissions? Will climate change be framed as a moral necessity?
The vital necessity for greater investment and dynamic policy-making to tackle Asia's climate-related challenges
With policy-makers, climate activists, sustainability experts, business and finance leaders and academics to exchange ideas on Asia's climate crisis
What governments, companies, activists and each person can do to stem the ill-effects of Asia's climate change
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