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Christoph NEDOPIL WANG

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Dr. Christoph Nedopil Wang is the Founding Director of the Green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Center and Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE).

Sustainable transport is a key pillar of green development in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Accordingly, the European Union-funded project EC-Link just published a report on Belt and Road Initiative & Sustainable Urban Transport  along two other papers on Belt and Road Initiative & Sustainable Urbanization and Belt and Road…

This is a re-print of the original article on Caixin International. It is a response to our previous article on Caixin News, where we elaborated on the possibilities of China becoming a sustainability leader in 2020. While the effects of the coronavirus continue to ricochet across the globe, some parts…

The good news is that the number of newly infected cases of the new coronavirus 2019-nCov has been stabilizing. However, the fear of economic fallouts from the coronavirus 2019-nCov have become ever louder. In a previous piece, we argued that if the SARS outbreak of 2003 is used as a…

For the Chinese version, click here – 中文的文章在这儿。 Since the beginning of 2020, China is engaging in a delicate balancing act: on the one hand, it is fighting the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) by limiting movement of people (e.g. suspension of many intercity bus services), minimizing congregations of people…

This article was originally posted on the website of the top business school IMD and on Caixin News. The Chinese New Year is off to an inauspicious start. The spread of the coronavirus has paralyzed large parts of the country and caused chaos on one of the most important dates…

For the Chinese version, click here. Introduction Greening urban transport is paramount to achieving global climate targets. With urban population increasing by 2.5 billion people, particularly in many countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), much hope is put on green mobility technologies and innovation. Their application depends on…

Natural ecosystems have declined by 47% compared to their earliest estimated state, 25% of species are already threatened with extinction, the biomass of wild animals has decreased by 82%. The losses to biodiversity and its consequences on both economies and our Earth’s well-being are becoming more evident, while the world…