PATTRICK SMELLIE: Holding APEC online - does it matter?

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
At the shallow end of the pond, one of few advantages of New Zealand moving its 2021 APEC hosting duties online is that Aucklanders won't have their traffic made even more chaotic for a week between Nov. 8 and 14 next year.At the deep end, the savings in carbon emissions will be immense from not having officials from across the Asia-Pacific region flying to and from NZ for somewhere between 200 and 300 other meetings that come with the responsibility of chairing APEC for a year. In a world where covid-19 has started to make the ph...
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