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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…

From 7 to 11 December, the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in partnership with the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) organized a series of events across multiple countries called the “Building Inclusive and Resilient Economies in the Digital Era”. Dr. Christoph NEDOPIL WANG, Director of the Green Belt and Road Initiative…

Download the full report here On December 1, during the Policy Studies Release and Launching of BRI Green Development Institute Event in Beijing, the BRI International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC) released the “Green Development Guidance for BRI Projects Baseline Study Report” (formerly known as “Traffic Light System”). The Guidance provides…

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…

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…

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…

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.…