Ensuring the sustainability of Sino-French third-country cooperation: the case of Morocco

March 9, 2017

During the Fourth High Level Dialogue on Finance and Economy between France and China (held in Paris on November 14, 2016), the Sino-French Fund for Third Country Cooperation was established, with a total amount of up to €2 billion being injected in the institution (CDC International Capital and China Investment Corporation each injected €150 million). Through this Fund, […]

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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 G20 Emergence(y)?

September 13, 2016

The sustainable development agenda for the next decade and a half has been clearly outlined by the Paris Agreement and the SDGs: a transformation towards more sustainable and fairer economies. The Chinese G20 Presidency has helped to put sustainable development more firmly at the top of global governance but the route towards more concrete action […]

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Energy transition strategies in high coal consuming countries

March 23, 2016

A case study for China and Poland – The EU member states are required to put in place a significant transformation towards a low-carbon economy in order to meet the 2030 EU emission targets. Poland faces specific challenges due to its high reliance on domestic coal. The efforts undertaken by other coal intensive economies—like China—to reduce […]

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