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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.

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…

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…

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…

On October 20, the University Alliance for Sustainability held its online workshop on “Financial Markets and Sustainable Development in Times of Climate Change”, organized by Free University Berlin and University of British Columbia (UBC). Among the few selected presentations, IIGF Green BRI Center Director Christoph Nedopil Wang presented the development…

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…