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Global Britain must pivot towards Asia but it must also ensure polluting countries take climate change seriously

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If the Government’s Global Britain vision is to be a success, the UK must strengthen ties with the most populous continent in the world: Asia.

An agreement to boost cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – ten member countries in the Indo-Pacific, home to nearly 10 percent of the world’s population – announced earlier this month was a promising step in the right direction.

Many of these countries are experiencing rapid growth that is improving the livelihoods of millions of people across the region. But it also presents a major challenge in terms of sustainability and climate change. It is with this in mind, I will be holding virtual “visits” to South East Asian countries next month.

The City of London Corporation, alongside the Green Finance Institute, is hosting an event at November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow........

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