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Topic of Climate Change emerges at APEC Summit

The virtual cooperation between governments and businesses is raised when, H.E. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, reminded people of the threat of climate change.

It is suggested that governments must implement policies that encourage enterprises to not only improve the quality of their services but also ensure the wellness of the environment. In turn, the business side shall think of innovative ways to bring energies that help better human life at an affordable price and to bring those energies in a way that is respectful to our environment with the application of technology – as said by Mr. Robert S. Franklin, President of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company, and Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation. In addition, he believed that the cooperation has to be mutual; suggesting that the only solution to climate change is the implementation of a non-discriminatory carbon tax framework.

Mr. Mark Konyn, Group Chief Invest Officer of AIA, stated that people need to have a certain guarantee and confidence in the future in order to move forward. He suggested of long term financial reserves to help dealing with problems relating to climate, guiding companies and government toward a path of sustainable development.

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Managed by: VCCI Organizing Committee of APEC CEO Summit 2017 (VOCA)