PECC has been addressing infrastructure development issues in the Asia-Pacific since 1989 with the establishment of the  Triple-T Task Force on Transportation, Telecommunications and Tourism.

Since then multiple task forces and project groups have looked at different aspects of the development of infrastructure in the region with a special focus on policy aspects.PECC General Meetings in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 have included plenary sessions on infrastructure.



Project Groups and Task Forces Related to Infrastructure: 

  • Task Force on Services, 2011
  • International Project on Social Resilience, 2009 - present
  • International Project on Environmental Sustainability in Urban Centers, 2009 - 2011
  • International Project on Toward Energy Autonomous Public Utilities Infrastructure: The Water Energy Nexus,    2009
  • PECC XVIII General Meeting , Washington, DC,2009
  • International Project on Water management in island territories, coastal regions and isolated communities, 2008
  • International Project on Issues Related to Water Management, 2007 - 2008
  • PECC XVII General Meeting, Sydney, 2007
  • PECC XVI General Meeting, Seoul, Korea,2005
  • Supply Chain Security and ICTs, 2005
  • Public Private Partnerships, 2004 - 2005
  • Pacific Food System Outlook Project on Infrastructure and the Food System, 2004
  • Finance Forum Conference, 2004
  • Air Transport in the Pacific, 2002 - 2004
  • PEO Structure Project on Infrastructure Development in the Pacific, 2003
  • PECC XV General Meeting, Brunei, 2003
  • Sustainable Cities Task Force, 2000 - 2003
  • PECC XIV General Meeting, Hong Kong (China), 2001
  • PECC Asia-Pacific Information Technology Summit, 1998-1999
  • Triple T Task Force (Transportation, Telecommunications and Tourism), 1989 - 1996



2012_Vladivostok_Don_Campbell_AMMThe PECC delegation to APEC Leaders' Week was led by Co-Chair, Amb. Don Campbell. The annual State of the Region report was released through a media briefing held at the International Media Center in Vladivostok with the participation of over 40 foreign and local correspondents. Copies of the report were also circulated during the Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM) and the Joint Ministers' Meeting (AMM). Ambassador Tang Guoqiang, Chair of China committee for PECC was also part of PECC delegation to APEC 2012. 

Download PECC Update to CSOM
Download PECC Statement to AMM

Read related PECC press releases:

Economic Slowdown Takes Toll on Regional Integration
Wednesday, 5 September 2012 (Vladivostok) - The global economic slowdown continues to impact regional economic integration with the composite index showing a decline after having peaked in 2007. This is a reversal of the trend seen since 1990 of the region’s economies steadily showing more integration with each other. This is according to PECC annual report, State of the Region 2012-2013.

Compatibility in Asia-Pacific Trade Deals Key to Big Gains
Wednesday, 5 September 2012 (Vladivostok) - Against the background of a grim outlook in Europe, uncertainty in the US, and a slowdown in China, the Asia-Pacific needs to act on the new growth agenda adopted by APEC leaders in response to the crisis. One growth engine would be to accelerate progress on the region’s plan for creating a free trade area, which could boost global demand by US$2 trillion or 1.9 percent a year, according to a report released today by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).

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Blue_fiber_optic_wiresThe concluding seminar of PECC international project on marine resources focused on deep sea mining, marine infrastructure and technology for communication across the sea waters. The seminar took place in Auckland, New Zealand on December 4-5, 2012, led by FPTPEC and hosted by NZPECC and the University of Auckland. It gathered about 20 speakers from related industries and research from New Zealand, France, Japan, the US, New Caledonia and French Polynesia. Four key topics were discussed:

1. Identification and exploitation of deep sea mineral and energy resources: identification of the existing resources, looking for new resources (eg. nodules, rare earth metals), the development of clusters and international alliances, technology transfer and innovation through PPPs, the legal framework, and the prevention of environmental risks;
2. Surveillance of oceans: Protecting fishing zones from non-authorized users, monitoring and fight against marine and coastal pollution, the development of an international early warning system to prevent potential environmental disasters; 3. Oceans as a means of communication: Enhancing the competitiveness of small island economies by developing sea transportation; working towards a “hub and spoke” or a “point to point” model to link the economies; and
4. Development of high speed communication by optical fiber in the Pacific Rim to enhance economic and financial relations

Auckland_marine_resources_group_photoProgram outline and background (pdf, 138KB)

Program agenda (pdf, 174KB)

(NEW) Executive Summary (pdf, 392KB)

Presentations are available for download in individual pdf files

Presentations and papers from the past two seminars are found here:

Seminar 1: Oceans at Risk - Protection from the Ocean to the Coast, Sharing Marine Resources, Noumea, New Caledonia (November 2011)

Seminar 2: Oceans as a Source of Renewable Energy, Hawaii, USA (March 2012)

At the end of the series of three seminars, presentation contents and recommendations will be published in the form of a PECC project publication.

2012_Sept_PEO_StructurePEO (Pacific Economic Outlook) Structure project group is addressing the topic of "monetary policy regime" this year and held their first meeting in March and the second meeting on September 21st-22nd in Osaka.

With the continued global economic downturns, we are witnessing small and large scale shocks on banking sectors and securities markets of both developed and emerging market economies.  The aim of the project is to examine the degree of resilience of the regional financial architecture to the crisis.

Coordinated by Dr. Akira Kohsaka, Professor of International Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, the PEO Structure project group meetings are hosted by the Japan Committee for PEO which is housed and staffed by the Asia Pacific Institute of Research (APIR).

Download the program agenda (pdf, 38KB)
Download the list of participants (pdf, 23KB)
Download the progress report (pdf, 36KB)

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Donald-CampbellAt the Standing Committee meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council held in Singapore on Friday, April 27, 2012, Don Campbell, a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Senior Strategic Advisor for Davis LLP, has been unanimously elected Co-Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).  He is also the Chair of Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC). Mr. Campbell’s former appointments with the Canadian government include Deputy Foreign Minister (1997-2000), Deputy Minister for International Trade (1989-1993), Ambassador to Japan (1993-1997), and Ambassador to Korea (1984-1985).  From 2000 to 2007, he was Group President of CAE Inc.

“As Asia grows in importance for Canada in terms of trade, geopolitics, and cultural exchanges, I am delighted to take this position and very much look forward to working with friends and colleagues of PECC network,” said Mr. Campbell. He assumes the position from Dr. Charles E. Morrison, President of the East-West Center, who has served last two terms (2005-2012) as PECC Co-Chair. Mr. Jusuf Wanandi, Member of the Board of the Trustees for the Centre for Strategic and International Studies of Indonesia, will serve another term as the other Co-Chair alongside Mr. Don Campbell. 

The Standing Committee members expressed the view that we must adapt to dynamic changes taking place in the region including the opening up of Myanmar. PECC should be prepared to engage even economies currently outside its membership with the aim of providing support wherever possible. Members agreed that PECC is not just about promoting trade among economies but also about building a sense of inclusive community and working together to achieve mutual prosperity within the region. 

Canada will host the next PECC General Meeting back-to-back with the next Standing Committee meeting in Vancouver in mid-2013.

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