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Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s overseas economic and political engagement strategy with a focus on infrastructure development, unimpeded trade, people-to-people connectivity, financial integration, and policy coordination.

This article was originally published by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). On March 28, the Chinese government published a key policy document on the further greening of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), entitled “Opinions on the Joint Implementation of Green Development in the…

On March 31st, 2022, the Eco-Business with strategic support from Refinitiv, an LSEG business, organized its first sustainable finance event with a focus on China. Among the participants, Christoph Nedopil, Director of the Green Finance & Development Center at FISF Fudan University Shanghai, along with speakers from UNDP China, Refinitiv, and…

Download full report here In our new brief written by Christoph Nedopil, Mengdi Yue, and Ulrich Volz and published together with the Green Finance & Development Center at FISF Fudan University and the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London, we analyze global practices for financing early coal…

*updated on April 26, 2022 to correct an error of overstating China’s debt suspension in 2020. Key findings The debt burden of the world’s low-income countries rose 12% to a record US$860 billion in 2020;About 60% of low-income countries are at high risk or already in debt distress, up from…

From March 4 to March 11, 2022, the “Two Sessions” were held in Beijing. The Two Sessions are the annual meetings of the two main political bodies of the People’s Republic of China: the National People’s Congress (NPC), and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The Two Sessions provide…

Key findings Download pdf BRI finance and investments stabilized in 2021 at US$ 59.5 billion (compared to US$ 60.5 billion in 2020);No coal projects received financing or investments in 2021;Green energy finance and investments in the BRI slightly increased to a new high in 2021 at US$6.3 billion (compared to US$ 6.2 billion in…

Download full report here in English and here in Chinese. Post-pandemic recovery and low-carbon transition have become top priorities for BRI countries. Mobilizing investment for green projects will chart a course for green and low-carbon BRI development. Cooperation shall be strengthened in key areas such as green infrastructure, green energy…

On January 6, 2022, China’s Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE) together with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the new “Guidelines for Ecological Environmental Protection of Foreign Investment Cooperation and Construction Projects”. The Guidelines were published just 6 months after the July 2021 “Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment…

Another turbulent and complex year is coming to end driven by economic recovery (discussions), more COVID19 and more Zoom conferences. Before we round up and share what we believe were key developments in green finance and sustainable development in 2021, we want to take this opportunity and first say: Thank you for…

On October 26, 2021, the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC) launched the second phase report of the Green Development Guidance – also known as the Traffic Light System for financial institutions and developers. The event included opening remarks by several ministers including China’s Minister of Ecology…