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In 2015, the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed by the World to be the cores of international cooperation for sustainability until 2030. They include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean and sanitation, afforable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, redued inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, lfie below water, life on land, peace, justice and storing institutions as well as partnerships for the goals.

The importance of relations between green finance and stimulus packages in concept and historically Green finance policies and economic stimulus packages overlap at a number of levels. In an era where the global community faces both the immediate economic consequences of Covid-19 as well as the urgent need to transition…

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…

Starting on May 21, 2020 and ending on May 28, 2020, China held its National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) – commonly known as the „two sessions“ or 两会 (Liang Hui). The two sessions were clearly influenced by the Covid19 outbreak: the sessions had…

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…

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…

On the surface, the global community agrees: We need sustainable development – for the benefit of all. However, in practice, the devil lies in the details – and in different priorities of nations and organizations in trying to achieve the triple bottom line: economic growth, social development, and ecological protection.…

Leading up to the 2nd Belt and Road Forum from April 24-26 in Beijing, various working groups, think tanks and government agencies published accounts of the past achievements and challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). One of these accounts was given by the Advisory Council of the Belt…