Eurasia Group GZERO SUMMIT Japan 2020 | Overview
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2019 GZERO Summit Highlight Video

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Unprecedented health, economic, and geopolitical challenges are fueling speculation about what the post-coronavirus world will look like. Many interesting trends are emerging—at the state, corporate, and individual level—that could form the outlines of a “new normal.” Though a “G-Zero world” refers to a world without strong leadership, we should nevertheless seek to shape a better future once the pandemic is tamed.  Thus, in 2020 and2021, GZERO Dialogues will focus on the topic of a post-pandemic G-Zero World. In particular, the GZERO Summit 2020 will cover the following important themes: 

GZERO Summit on Post-Covid Geopolitics
The new coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented changes and challenges for the geopolitical landscape of the G-Zero World. What are the implications of the coronavirus pandemic? How will the U.S. presidential election affect the world, especially key bilateral relationships such as that between the US and Japan? What should the role of governments, international institutions, and corporate executives be in this new world?

GZERO Summit on the Fight against Covid-19
The development and distribution of therapeutic drugs and vaccines are needed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. However, international cooperation on such efforts still seem insufficient. One major risk is that countries are promoting their own vaccine development, competing with one another, rather than seeking to cooperate.  What is the proper role of international organizations, such as the WHO, of inter-governmental forums such as the G7 and G20, of NGOs, and of companies? What actions should be taken to enhance multilateral cooperation? 

GZERO Summit on Sustainability 
The coronavirus epidemic has reaffirmed the importance of “sustainability”. The postponement of the UN summit known as COP26 seems to have dampened momentum toward agreements that would slow climate change.But expectations surrounding so-called "green stimulus measures" have risen. Meanwhile, in the energy sector, the shift to renewables is accelerating, while in the financial sector, interest in ESG investing has grown markedly. What actions should governments and businesses take to achieve the ideal of a fully sustainable economy, and how will we effectively address the inevitable challenges and risks?

GZERO Summit on Geo-technology
The coronavirus has increased the momentum toward digitalization and innovation. The infrastructure to support social platforms such as 5G and AI is critical to this transformation. The development of international rules and standards is growing more urgent as countries compete data management (including cross-border data), AI strategies, and 5G networks. At the same time, the struggle for tech supremacy between the US and China has become a worrisome new source of geopolitical risk. The growing technology split between the US and China could disrupt global supply chains and affect billions of people, while affecting governments and companies.