Energy-related experts and industry leaders, who convened in Victoria, Canada in November 2013 for the first seminar on PECC energy transition project, called for further deliberation on the design of policy framework to accommodate renewable energies. As a direct follow-up, the second seminar of the series will be hosted by CHILPEC (Chile member committee of PECC) in Santiago in June 2014.
The seminar will gather representatives from ...Read more...
'PECC Guidelines for Good Corporate Governance Practice' (2001, pages 8-16) was published in 'International Standards: Annotated Corporate Social Responsibility Codes' (2014, Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited). Authored by Canadian lawyer, Kenning Marchant, it is a two-volume compendium carrying various international codes, standards and guidelines on CSR and environmental/ social governance, including stakeholder engagement, environment, consumer relations, disclosure, and reporting. The reference ai...Read more...
HKCPEC’s Youth Program 2013-2014 was concluded on March 22, 2014, with nine winning teams presenting their videos on themes related to regional co-operation at the premiere and award presentation ceremony.
HKCPEC co-organised the 2013-14 program with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21 (M21). The project adopted a brand new approach this year to promote understanding and interest among the youth community on issues relating to regional economic development and co-operation. The participants worked in teams to produce videos of different styles using lively shooting techniques, covering themes including food crisis, cre...Read more...
During the APEC meetings in Bali, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and the Boao Forum for Asia convened a half-day seminar to consider “Connectivity and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific” and to identify policy actions and projects that could be adopted in 2014, when the People’s Republic of China holds the APEC chair.
In four interactive sessions and a closing dinner, business, government, academic and civil society leaders discussed and debated ways to increase institutional, physical and people-to-people connectivity in the Asia-Pacific. One panel was devoted to th...Read more...
CNCPEC has organized a two-day symposium on the regional economic integration to conduct a comprehensive stocktaking of the various ongoing FTAs in the Asia-Pacific region. With contributions from several other PECC member committees, the speakers at the symposium compared the various regional trade arrangements, especially the "mega-RTAs," revisited the strategies of the region's active players, and touched upon the convergence theme, going over qu...Read more...
PECC Update for APEC SOM1, February 2014, Ningbo, China
State of the Region 2013-2014 (pdf, 3MB)
PECC Statement to APEC Ministers, 5 October 2013, Bali, Indonesia
PECC Update for APEC CSOM, 2 October 2013, Bali, Indonesia
PECC Update for APEC SOM3, July 2013, Medan, Indonesia
Vancouver Statement, 21st PECC General Meeting, 3-5 June 2013
The Relative Significance of EPAs in Asia-Pacific
Kenichi Kawasaki, Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
Getting Across the Finishing Line: Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Don Campbell, Co-Chair PECC; Chair CANCPEC
Hugh Stephens, Vice Chair CANCPEC
Enough of TPP Paranoia, already
Hugh Stephens, Vice Chair CANCPEC
Insight: APEC: They came, they saw, they ...?
Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, PECC
APEC 2013 in Bali - a foretaste of APEC in Manila 2015
Federico Macaranas, Professor, Asian Institute of Management