Understanding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s sustainable energy strategy

October 27, 2016

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a recently established multilateral development bank (MDB), published on October 17 its first issue note, “Energy Strategy: Sustainable Energy for Asia“, for public consultation with an objective of finalising and approving this note by the first half of 2017. This blog post provides a critical analysis of this issue note, focusing on […]

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), existing projects: promoting sustainable finance

October 14, 2016

Soon after it opened for business in January 2016, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) had already launched six projects. Detailed information on these projects is publicly available on the AIIB’s website, while Table 1 in this article summarizes the key information. The overall consensus is that these projects comply with high environmental and social […]

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China’s INDC: a first analysis

June 30, 2015

Today China proposed its contribution to the international cooperation on climate change (its INDC). China pledged to reduce its carbon intensity of the economy by 60-65% compared to 2005 levels by 2030, increase the share of non-fossil fuel energy to 20% by 2030, and to peak its emissions by 2030 at the latest. This post […]

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