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China has signed bilateral agreements with more than 130 countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): https://green-bri.org/countries-of-the-belt-and-road-initiative-bri.
In this category, you can find articles on different green developments specific to BRI countries.

Monday 30th of March, the IIGF Green BRI Center in collaboration with Oxford University Silk Road Society Think Tank presented their work on the policy report “ The Central Asian Way : social and environmental sustainability in the BRI”. The policy report, launched on Wednesday 31st of March, aimed to…

On March 5 during the “Two Sessions”, China introduced its 14th five-year plan for 2021 to 2025, as well as the Government Work Plan. In it, China vows to focus on “green development”, to uphold the “30-60” promise of Xi Jinping for China to try to peak carbon emissions before…

Highlights Download pdf The outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated many debt issues in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries. In our previous brief on the debt issue in 52 selected BRI countries, we analyzed both the reasons for the pressing debt sustainability issues and the countries that are particularly vulnerable…

Highlights Renewable energy investments (solar, wind, hydro) constitute majority of Chinese overseas energy investments – increasing their share from 38% in 2019 to 57% in 2020 – amid a total decrease of BRI investments of 54% Key findings Chinese overseas investments into countries of the BRI were about US$47 billion…

On January 10th, the State Council Information Office (the administrative office under the State Council) published the White Paper on “China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era” (中文版本). In 8 chapters, the paper summarizes China’s recent engagement in (generously) providing development assistance (intermixed with its overseas economic engagement) and…

The original article was published on Panda Paw Dragon Claw on 11th January, 2021 and has been updated on Jan 18, 2021. “When the tide goes out, you see who is swimming naked”! This is a quote coined by Warren Buffet about those who take on too much debt, believing…

Executive Summary Download the report here China is a major lender for countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these countries have seen their sovereign debt become unsustainable. Based on the analysis of debt in 52 Selected BRI countries from 2014 to…

The European Union Project EC-Link published the new report by IIGF Director Christoph Nedopil, Ying Cui, Andreas Kress and Marie Kleeschulte on “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) & Green Urban Finance”. In this article, we provide a short summary of the report. Download the full report here About the report…

After the 2014 climate agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama alongside the consequent ratification of the Paris Agreement, China sees itself as taking a leadership role in global climate action and governance. Against this background, China has utilized green finance as a major strategy in supporting a…