Environmentalists: Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth

In recent years Chinese banks have become the lenders of last resort for coal projects in south Asia, Africa, and the Balkans, but Critics say it is a tool to project geopolitical power. From an environmental perspective, the primary concern is that Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth. Read full story on… Continue reading Environmentalists: Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth

The Belt and Road Initiative: How Chinese coal technologies export to Europe and the world undermines global climate goals

Six years into implementation, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is recognized for its sloganeering on creating super connectivity corridors in the energy and transport sectors. The narrative is built around how China imparts its infrastructure success in countries where it goes. When the BRI Forum concludes in Beijing in late April, we can anticipate the… Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative: How Chinese coal technologies export to Europe and the world undermines global climate goals

China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA – NOVEMBER 03: Steam and smoke from waste coal and stone rises after being dumped next to an unauthorized steel factory on November 3, 2016 in Inner Mongolia, China. To meet China’s targets to slash emissions of carbon dioxide, authorities are pushing to shut down privately owned steel, coal, and other high-polluting… Continue reading China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution