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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.

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…

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…

On November 2, Dr. Christoph Nedopil Wang, Director of the Green Finance & Development Center was invited to join the podcast of the “Green Team Speaks To” podcast of the Paulson Institute. https://soundcloud.com/paulson-institute-gfc/the-green-team-speaks-to-christoph-nedopil-wang#t=0:00 The host, Phylicia Wu, director of Paulson Institute, and Christoph discussed greening the Belt and Road Initiative…

On October 19, 2021, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China together with the General Office of the State Council issued the “Opinions on further Strengthening the Protection of Biodiversity”. As a document issued by both the General Office of the Central Committee -…

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…

Introduction 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 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC secretariat, outlining and communicating their national climate goals and actions. These NDCs can include information on mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology transfer, capacity building, and…

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…

The emissions trading system (ETSs) is currently one of the market-oriented tools adopted globally to control greenhouse gas emissions. On the basis of the construction of the regional ETS, harmonization is an important direction for future development in order to make the system more effective. Against the backdrop of the…