Is Asia and the Pacific ready for the global climate stage? (video)

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As the leaders of Asia and the Pacific prepare to head to Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), they can be sure that our region will be in the spotlight; many of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change are located here. The seven G20 […]

Beijing25: catalysing change for gender equality

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Beijing25: catalysing change for gender equality

Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 25 years ago adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality. In that time gender parity has been achieved in primary education and maternal mortality has been halved. Today, the region’s […]

Singapore home to Asean’s most innovative universities

Singapore home to Asean’s most innovative universities

Innovate or die is an often heard catchphrase as government and commerce strive to stay ahead of rivals to deliver products and services that boost the bottom line or increase approval ratings. According to Reuters only two Asean universities have the qualities necessary to foster innovation… both located in Singapore. Aimed at identifying universities that […]

First Steps Taken to Improve Natural Disaster Preparedness

First Steps Taken to Improve Natural Disaster Preparedness

Senior policy makers from across the Asia-Pacific have taken the first steps in improving the regions preparedness to meet natural disasters with the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Disaster Resilience Network (APDRN). The initiative was among several agreed on by delegates attending the first Disaster Resilience Week seminar in Bangkok last week. The APDRN will draw […]

With TPP Trumped, Finalisation of RCEP More Urgent as War Drums Beat

With TPP Trumped, Finalisation of RCEP More Urgent as War Drums Beat

United States Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s recent provocative comments about China, while perhaps good for local consumption, is setting off alarm bells across the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil chief executive, has threatened to block Chinese access to the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea. In anyone’s language, “them’s fighting words”. It seems […]

Peers Vote Baker & McKenzie Asia-Pacific’s Top Law Firm

Peers Vote Baker & McKenzie Asia-Pacific’s Top Law Firm

UK-based market research firm Acritas has released its second annual Asia-Pacific Law Firm Brand Index detailing regions top performing law firms. The Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2015 is the result of input from 363 senior legal counsel with annual revenues over US$50 million in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as  315 buyers […]