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Evaluating, understanding and managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is an important success factor for overseas projects. With their dominant role in overseas project development, the Chinese infrastructure construction companies are increasingly conscious of these risks. At the same time, the Chinese government through the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)…

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…

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 September 1st 2021, the Green Finance & Development Center at FISF Fudan University Shanghai, the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London and IIGF at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing co-organized a high-level panel on biodiversity finance as part of the 4th annual conference…

On June 17th, the Biodiversity Finance Initiative Project (UNDP BIOFIN), together with expert from international private and academic organizations organised a workshop to discuss pathways to improve the effectiveness of financial resources allocation for biodiversity conservation. Among the speakers were : Dr. Ma Chaode Programme Director of the Sustainable Development…

On June 8, UK Mission to the European Union hosted a panel discussion on mobilizing finance and resources to protect biodiversity in preparation for the upcoming Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP15). The panel included: William Macfarlane, Director of Economics and Finance, UKMis BrusselsLaura-Louise O’Reilly, Head of Environment, UKMis BrusselsDr.…

On 17 May 2021, a Roundtable on the Green Development Guidance for BRI Projects was held by BRI International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and ClientEarth in Beijing. Chinese and international speakers joined the conference both online and on site. International-Roundtable-on-the-Green-Development-Guidance-for-BRI-Projects Background The BRI International Green Development…

Monday 30th of March, the IIGF Green BRI Center in collaboration with Oxford University Silk Road Society Think Tank presented their work on the policy report “ The Central Asian Way : social and environmental sustainability in the BRI”. The policy report, launched on Wednesday 31st of March, aimed to…

On 12th of March, the IIGF Green BRI Center was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by John McKinnon concerning biodiversity governance in China. The workshop explored ideas to address issues of improving engagement between China and international initiatives. The workshop was opened by Ma Keping, who highlighted the…

We invite you to watch this year’s panel “The Green Development Agenda: A Green New Deal for Southeast Asia in the Post-COVID-19 Era?” of the Youth Economic Forum YEF that happened on March 6th, 2021. The panel featured high-level experts, including Desmond Tan, Minister of Sustainability and the Environment of…