Zhang Jingjing previews legal challenges awaiting a few controversial projects and welcomes a groundbreaking move by China’s Supreme Court. Read more on China Dialogue
The majority of EU members support the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, however, there is another potentially complicating issue on the horizon that could have serious environmental, economic and legal problems that would burden carbon goals for years to come. Read more on Echowall.
A recording of the panel discussion at the London Climate Action Week. Read more on China Dialogue
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
As China fetes its Belt and Road initiative at a summit this week, Chinese officials will be working hard to defend the flagship project from growing international criticism. Read more on the Guardian website.
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
While the EU has kept busy with its economic and political crises, China has become a main financier in the eastern part of the continent. Read the full story at Euractiv.com.
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 factories scattered across rural areas. Read the full story at Foreignpolicy.com.