The Green Finance & Development Center (GFDC) at FISF, Fudan University is a leading independent think tank providing research, advisory services, and capacity building for financial institutions and regulators.
The Green Finance & Development Center specializes in three core areas:
Green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Lab
The Green BRI Lab provides in-depth research and advisory of China’s overseas finance in the countries of the BRI.
Biodiversity Finance Lab
The Biodiversity Finance Lab accelerates inclusion of biodiversity risks and opportunities into financial decision-making.
Green Innovation Finance Lab
The Green Innovation Finance Lab accelerates the application innovative finance instruments and technologies for green development.
The Green Finance & Development Center team consists of global experts in their respective fields of green finance, innovation finance, green technologies, infrastructure finance and biodiversity finance.
Latest reports and posts
The Green Finance & Development Center and its team regularly publish reports and posts on green and sustainable finance and development. Some of these reports were written in cooperation with or for other institutions, and are shared under the creative commons framework. You can find all these reports and publications here.
- China Third-Party Market Cooperation for Infrastructure Projects: Financing Mechanism HandbookIn September 2021, a new project finance handbook was launched with funding by the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The handbook was
- Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the BRI – How to Enhance Climate GoalIntroduction of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) In order to tackle climate change, all member parties that have ratified the Paris Agreement are required to submit their
- China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Investment Report H1 2021Key findings BRI finance and investments continued to drop in the first half of 2021 to US$19.3 billion (compared to US$27.5 billion in the first
- Interpretation of the “Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment and Cooperation”On July 16, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China issued the “Green Development Guidelines
- Potential Harmonization of Emission Trading Systems (ETS): China and Southeast AsiaThe emissions trading system (ETSs) is currently one of the market-oriented tools adopted globally to control greenhouse gas emissions. On the basis of the