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Mobility and transport are crucial for economic development and personal freedom. Freight transport delivers goods within a city and across countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with trucks on roads, with trains and with ships (and to some extent by plane). People move similarly with public transport (such as high-speed trains, subways, electric buses), private transport means (such as taxis, electric vehicles, cars) and non-motorized transport (such as bikes, walking).
Investments in transport infrastructure play a decisive role in BRI countries – constituting about 30% of all BRI investments. As transport is responsible for about 15-20% of global greenhouse gas emissions and mobility is expected to rise, it is paramount to find green financing solutions for green transport technologies. In this section, we look at green finance trends in Belt and Road Initiative countries in the green mobility and green transport sector.

On September 21, 2020, the aerospace giant Airbus announced concept designs for “ZEROe”, a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered airplane that would enter service by 2035. While it might be difficult to imagine traveling on a hydrogen-powered plane, hydrogen as a fuel is not new: liquid hydrogen has served as a rocket propellant…

The first six months of 2020 BRI investments show highest share of renewable energy investment, amid a 50% decline in total BRI investments You can download the full brief here Overall BRI investment trends New data released by the American Enterprise Institute show that most countries of the Belt and…

The European Union-funded project EC-Link just published three new reports on green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) development: Belt and Road Initiative & Sustainable Urbanization Belt and Road Initiative & Sustainable Urban Transport Belt and Road Initiative & Industry 4.0 IIGF Director Christoph NEDOPIL WANG was the author of the BRI report on…

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…

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…

On May 20, 2019, the Ministry of Transport and 12 other ministries jointly issued the Green Travel Action Plan (2019-2022), which will further promote the large-scale application of green vehicles and accelerate the construction of charging infrastructure. China will also continue to improve public transportation facilities, connectivity and information systems…