With Vietnam, Indonesia and Pakistan as country case studies, the report examines the opportunities and challenges of BRI power investment under the Paris Agreement, to provide recommendations for Chinese policy makers and investors to align BRI investments with climate targets in the near and long term.
“Building an Equitable Green Economy” is a stock-take of practical experiences and an exploration of global opportunities. We try to define the “green economy” as a tool to help promote sustainable development which is not yet specifically proposed. Our approach is also a fundamental practice, and we need to define an equitable green economy by linking the opportunities offered by the global context (such as the 1992 Rio Principles) and the practical implications of a fair transition to sustainable development. In the process, we will continue to identify a “flexible” definition to explain “equitable” and seek implementation of the program.
In response to the growing trend of climate change, energy transformation and low-carbon development, more and more government policy-makers and investors are realizing that coal investment activities greatly harm public health and exert much negative impact onthe environment and society. As a result, governments and enterprises will face risks related to finance, reputation and stranded asset. Therefore, they are gradually strengthening and promoting the policies and actions regarding public and social capital to withdraw from the coal industry and migrate to green industries.
The health of the ocean is of the common concern of humanity. While the ocean environmental challenge rose, states have been taken progressive measures to combat the problems within their water. However, the actions to protect the ocean beyond national jurisdiction is falling behind. Focusing on issues relating to the high sea marine protected areas(MPAs) in the context of BBNJ ( conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction), this report tries to illustrate the complexity of high sea governance and elaborate the necessity of protecting the high seas from the perspective of politics, science, management and law.