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October 4, 2016

China, Japan, and South Korea comprise over one-fifth of global GDP and over a quarter of emissions, making the region a critical battleground in the fight against climate change. A report released last week by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) provides a way for the three countries to join forces by linking their carbon markets. “Connecting the region’s three major economies would demonstrate global climate change leadership by signaling a commitment to long-term multilateral actions that are impactful and nuanced,” said ASPI Director of Sustainability Jackson Ewing.
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At Asia Society in New York last week, writer and media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington and SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin discussed their accomplished careers, the “wisdom” to be gained from female leadership, and how they maintain a work-life balance. "The first ring of success is money/power and status," Huffington said. "But this is like sitting on a two-legged stool — sooner or later you fall off without that third leg” of well-being and health.
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Ongoing violence and humanitarian crises around the world have shone an unflattering light on the United Nations Security Council, which is tasked with maintaining international peace and security. At Asia Society in New York last week, experts discussed how the council is severely limited in carrying out that mission under its current structure. “I think Syria reveals just how deeply we need U.N. Security Council reform,” said Simon Adams of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
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