The green sustainable development under the framework of One Belt One Road has been increasingly attached importance to. In this issue we present the debates over the sustainable development of One Belt One Road and share the report Benchmarking the Policies and Practices of International Hydropower Companies- Stage 1: Environmental and Social Policies and Practices of Chinese Overseas Hydropower Companies, released by International River.
China has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the Secretariat of UNFCCC on June 30, 2015. By far, 44 countries have submitted their INDCs, and the three largest emitters-China, the USA and the EU-have all submitted their INDCs.
Southeast Asia is a key area of China’s foreign direct investment. According to the Ministry of Commerce latest statistics, in 2013 Southeast Asia accounts for 70.1% of China’s foreign direct investment flows, 67.7% of the stock. Among the top 20 investment destination by investment flow, 7 are Southeast Asia countries. In this issue we present the progress and challenges concerning China’s overseas investment and projects in Southeast Asia.
China should develop a comprehensive set of financial policies to limit investment in coal mining and coal-related industries and expand investment in clean energy and renewable energy in order to promote its energy transition and the peaking of coal consumption at 4.0 – 4.2 billion tons before 2020, according to a new study released today by the People’s Bank of China Research Institute and Greenovation Hub as part of the China Coal Cap Project, a joint initiative of academic, governmental and non-profit researchers.
The submission of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (hereafter referred to as INDC), has received global attention. Greenovation Hub has summarized and analyzed the submitted INDCs, and will continue to track the submission progress of other Parties before COP 21.
Chinese President Xi and US President Obama announced a joint statement on climate change on Wednesday in Beijing.