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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.

We invite you to watch this year’s panel “The Green Development Agenda: A Green New Deal for Southeast Asia in the Post-COVID-19 Era?” of the Youth Economic Forum YEF that happened on March 6th, 2021. The panel featured high-level experts, including Desmond Tan, Minister of Sustainability and the Environment of…

On February 22, 2021, China’s State Council issued the “Guiding Opinions on Accelerating the Establishment and Improvement of a Green and Low-Carbon Circular Development Economic System”. Published by the highest Chinese governing body only few weeks before the start of the “Two Sessions”- the annual plenary sessions of the national…

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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…