This report provides policy recommendations for banks and financial regulators in China to protect World Natural Heritage. It analyses the performance of Chinese banks and the challenges they are facing in heritage protection, introduces “no-go” commitment and presents practices and experience of financial institutions worldwide. It serves as a guidebook for Chinese banks to participate in World Natural Heritage protection and biodiversity conservation, and contributes to global biodiversity targets and post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
This report reviews the experiences of international financial institutions in promoting gender mainstreaming. Based on institutional governance and operations, investment activities, and external cooperation and initiatives, the report summarized a reference framework for financial institutions in gender-responsive investment and provides specific recommendations for policy banks and commercial financial institutions.
This report provides scoping of biodiversity conservation funding mechanisms in ASEAN countries, as well as the roles and contributions of various ASEAN stakeholders, and compares the funding gaps for biodiversity conservation in ASEAN based on the National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP) announced by ASEAN countries to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This report takes Vietnam as an example to further analyze its biodiversity financing mechanism. Finally, it gives recommendations to participate in ASEAN biodiversity conservation financing for both ASEAN and Chinese stakeholders.
The guide demonstrates banks’ potential contribution to biodiversity conservation, the importance of identifying and managing banks’ biodiversity risks, and provide policy proposals for Chinese banks based on advanced international practices.
With Vietnam as an example, this report analyzes the status quo and trend of renewable energy and power planning, action against climate change, environmental laws & regulations and governance objectives, and cooperation with China in the field of energy and power under the BRI. It also discussed the barriers, risks and opportunities faced by China in its investment in renewable energy in Vietnam. While it also provides practical suggestions for the Chinese government, financial institutions, enterprises and the Vietnamese government on policy support, action is needed to promote China’s investments in renewable energy in Vietnam.
This report summaries the investment potential of renewable energy projects and the existing renewable energy programs invested by Chinese companies in the Belt and Road countries. According to the interviews with Chinese investment companies and financial institutions, this report analyzes and conducts a comparison with 25 cases of photovoltaic and wind projects along the Belt and Road countries. These projects locate in 17 different countries and areas in Asia, Europe, Africa and south America, and include different types of investors and financing models. Based on case study, interviews with Chinese investment companies and financial institutions, this report summarizes the main financing models, challenges and recommendations of Chinese companies when investing in renewable energy projects in BRI countries.