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Podcast: Does the Belt and Road stretch to Paris?

This special episode from Environment China explores how China can bring its overseas investments in line with the Paris Agreement

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Fishing boats near the site of Gwadar port, a China-funded infrastructure project under construction in Pakistan (Image: Zofeen T Ebrahim)

 



At the recent United Nations climate talks in Bonn, chinadialogue partnered with Environment China, the Beijing Energy Network’s podcast, to produce an episode (in English) discussing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the context of the conference.

China’s BRI is an overseas investment and development framework that has grown to include 68 countries. For the countries involved, it is moving to the centre of discussions about how to direct investments away from carbon-intensive industries to clean and sustainable technologies.

In this episode, representatives from non-governmental organisations and government officials from the Philippines, Pakistan, and Zambia, weigh in on what Belt and Road means for climate action overseas.

The episode then turns to Sam Geall, executive editor at chinadialogue, to learn how BRI, as well as China’s South-South Climate Cooperation to provide climate finance to developing countries, fits into its emerging role on the international stage. Sam discusses how China can improve its approach to overseas finance to bring investments in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Environment China is a weekly bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network that covers environmental solutions coming out of China. Featuring conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China, the podcast explores how they do their work; what new strategies and solutions they have found; and what forces are driving China’s emerging climate and energy leadership. If you’re interested you can subscribe here and listen on any mobile device or computer.

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