Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
Tak Niinami, CEO, Suntory Holdings
Kevin Rudd, former prime minister, Australia
Ko Barrett, Vice Chair, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
Shinta Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
Rob Kaplan, CEO, Circulate Capital
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Hannah Testa, Activist
Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times (moderator)
Session #1: Protecting the Planet: Asia’s risk and responsibility Thursday, October 21, 2021 8 am ET / 8 pm SGT
Asia’s Environmental Impact: Understanding the science behind key climate risks affecting the region and how Asian governments and industry are contributing to both problems and solutions
Policy Priorities: How are policymakers and global organizations collaborating on climate action, setting and achieving targets, and working towards urgent outcomes?
Innovation and Asia’s Future: Leading private-sector companies, start-ups and investors discuss technology and innovation’s roles in tackling climate change: Leading private-sector companies, start-ups and investors discuss technology and innovation’s roles in tackling climate change
Session #2: Plastics: Unlocking sustainable solutions Friday, October 22, 2021 8 am ET / 8 pm SGT
Sustainable Plastic: Since its invention, plastic has enabled innovation in manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, food storage and transportation, to name a few. But irresponsible and illegal approaches to plastic waste management, along with unclear or absent recycling regulations have turned it into a global problem. Will a shift away from plastics to alternative materials be better for the environment and cut emissions? Are there safer, more sustainable ways to use plastic?
The Roadmap to Circularity: What are the practical pathways and current roadblocks to a “circular economy”? How do we change attitudes and behaviors and move towards greater societal participation in recycling and reuse solutions? What role do policymakers have to play in this transition?
Anchoring the Summit is a new research report prepared by Eurasia Group, “Unlocking Sustainable Plastics in Asia,” which advocates for a much more dynamic role for both the public and private sector in Asia to counter the proliferation of single-use plastic containers, which have had an outsized impact on the environment.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.