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Yingzhi Tang

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Yingzhi Sarah TANG is a non-resident fellow at the Green Finance & Development Center. She previously served as Deputy Director for the Green BRI Center at International Institute of Green Finance in Beijing. She has been leading projects in close collaboration with both Chinese and international partners to better understand the latest development of Chinese overseas investment along the BRI, including policies, strategies and innovative green finance instruments. Before joining the teams in China, Sarah has worked on insurance and banking sectors’ climate risk assessment projects at UNEP Finance Initiative (Switzerland) and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Canada). She holds a research-based Master’s degree in Environmental Studies (Sustainability Management) from University of Waterloo, Canada, and double Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Business Administration from both Canada and China.

Download here A foundational pillar of addressing climate change that was unthinkable only three years ago is now becoming reality: the early retirement of coal-fired power plants in emerging economies. During the G20, Indonesia launched its Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) – a breakthrough climate finance partnership designed to mobilize…

Download pdf In September 2021, a new project finance handbook was launched with funding by the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The handbook was developed over several months with the goal to understand the gap and bridge the gap between Chinese style and international project financing approaches. The…

On July 16, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China issued the “Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment and Cooperation” (hereinafter referred to as the 2021 Green Guidelines). The Guidelines focus on both investment and trade. With MOFCOM being responsible for regulating Chinese…

On June 23, 2021, during a virtual conference, political leaders of 29 partner countries of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) launched the Initiative for Belt and Road Partnership on Green Development (“BRI Green Partnership”). Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister WANG Yi presided over the conference during the Asia and…

1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has brought extreme stress to the global economy. Governments around the world are trying solutions to tackle the economic crisis through various fiscal, monetary, and related stimulus packages. Policymakers are struggling to balance their stimulus between the immediate “rescue” phase and the longer-term “recovery” phase:…