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On June 1, 2022, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued the “Green Finance Guidelines for the Banking and Insurance Industry”. The Guidelines consolidate the 2019 Guidelines on the high-quality development for the Banking and Insurance Industry and focus particularly on green banking (e.g., green loans, green credit)…

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…

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…

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 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…

Introduction Whilst the BRI is led by Chinese industry, the private sector is cautious in its implementation of environmental protection, especially regarding biodiversity conservation.1 Chinese BRI financiers lack international best-practice safeguards, whilst the whole project may impact more than 369 000 km2 of vulnerable habitat in a 25 km buffer…

Highlights Download pdf The outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated many debt issues in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries. In our previous brief on the debt issue in 52 selected BRI countries, we analyzed both the reasons for the pressing debt sustainability issues and the countries that are particularly vulnerable…

From 7 to 11 December, the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in partnership with the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) organized a series of events across multiple countries called the “Building Inclusive and Resilient Economies in the Digital Era”. Dr. Christoph NEDOPIL WANG, Director of the Green Belt and Road Initiative…