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LIU Shuang
Program Director, Low Carbon Economic Growth Program, Energy Foundation China
published Dec 13, 2018
December 10, 2018, on the first day of high-level events in the second week of the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24), the first side event of the China Pavilion settled on the theme of carbon market. The event was hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s Department of Climate Change, with supporters including the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, the Asian Development Bank, and Energy Foundation China.
published Dec 13, 2018
Chinese companies are not just pouring concrete along the Belt and Road. Financing is a big part of China’s overseas involvement. There has been much discussion about China’s involvement in coal projects overseas. Critics point to the tremendous carbon footprint it may create, and call for a change in the practice. Analyses have highlighted the complicated dynamics that enable the continued build-up of coal fired power capacities around the developing world, against the stern warning of climate scientists.
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