The Trilateral Commission launched the Task Force on “Global Capitalism in Transition” in April 2021, consisting of 30 experts and Commission members from the three regions, and conducted a series of meetings by the Task Force members.
The Washington Plenary Meeting that was originally scheduled for November 2021 has been postponed until June 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its stead, the Special Global Meeting on Capitalism in Crisis was held on November 3–5. Over 150 Commission members and Task Force experts gathered to discuss the future of capitalism and the looming crises that it faces; reducing green gas emissions to the point of net zero; creating a fairer share of global health financing; and leveling the digital playing field. Director-General of the WTO Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt held video interviews. The final report of the Task Force will be discussed at the June 2022 Washington Plenary Meeting.
JCIE has served as the Japan Secretariat (now the Asia Pacific Secretariat) since the commission was launched in 1973.