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China’s climate change projects in countries along the Belt and Road have made remarkable progress. In the first half of 2020, BRI energy-related investments were predominantly climate-friendly for the first time. However, compared with some international institutions, China’s development of climate investment and finance is still at an early stage.…

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…

The year 2020 has proven to be more turbulent than anyone could have expected, and it is only June. While in February we asked if 2020 would be the year of China’s global green leadership, hoping that the Covid-19 virus outbreak would be short-lived, by March we already we had to incorporate broader-than-expected fallout…

Many countries of the Belt and Road Initiative are among the world’s major energy producing and consuming countries. At the same time, they are mostly developing countries, with the requirement to continue expanding its energy markets. As many of China’s investment and financing projects along Silk Road have climate effects,…

Summary – from climate to biodiversity in the BRI and beyond In the midst of increasing global awareness of environmental and sustainability problems, two interconnected issues are high on the agenda for 2020: climate change and biodiversity. This is in particular true for China who is both under pressure to…

For a Chinese version, click here. On July 26, 2019, Kenya’s National Environmental tribunal ruled that the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) license for the Lamu coal fired power plant in Kenya was insufficient and that the construction had to be stopped. While this ruling explicitly states that this…

Executive Summary How MDB Characteristics can Address the BRI’s Green Challenges through Financing Solutions, Coordination Activities, and Policy Support Simply put, global climate and environmental goals can only be met if they are an integral part of the development paths of BRI countries. This is true alone because BRI collectively…