1st Edition

Green Finance, Sustainable Development and the Belt and Road Initiative



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ISBN 9780367898809
December 21, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
344 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Can China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promote sustainable development, alongside its primary aims of increasing commercial connectivity with China’s partners?

In discussions of the BRI the focus has tended to be on the implications for infrastructure construction, connectivity and economic diplomacy. Rather less attention has been paid to its potential impact on sustainability. The initiative has not only set principles to prevent climate change and promote sustainable development, but also pledged to align with the UN’s environmental objectives. The contributors to this volume describe and evaluate the consequent policy coordination in the areas of green finance, green energy and sustainable development in the Belt and Road regions. They examine both the challenges and opportunities of these projects, and the role that Hong Kong can play in supporting their assessment, finance and implementation. With contributions from authors based in mainland China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Qatar, the UK and the US – with experience in corporate social responsibility, international finance, environmental policy and international relations – this book presents a thorough and rigorous analysis of the green side of the BRI.

A valuable resource for scholars of the BRI and its many implications for China, its partners and the development of sustainable infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Green Finance, Sustainable Development, and the Belt and Road Initiative

Section 1. BRI and National Competitiveness

Chapter 1:

Development in the Belt and Road Regions from a Competitiveness Perspective: The First Lustrum Review

Victor Zheng, Hua Guo

Section 2. Renminbi Internationalization and Green Finance

Chapter 2:

The Belt and Road Initiative and China's Green Foreign Direct Investment

Wen Wang, Fanxin Yang

Chapter 3:

Sustainability of RMB Internationalization

Cheung-kwok Law

Chapter 4:

China’s Rising Consumerism and RMB Internationalization and Sustainable Growth

Minggao Shen and Jianghui Chen

Chapter 5:

Understanding Green Bond Challenges: A Stakeholder’s Perspective

David C. Broadstock, Louis T.W. Cheng, and Tiantian Wang

Section 3. Green Energy, Technology and Manufacturing

Chapter 6:

Advancement of Environmental Sustainability through LNG: the Case of Qatar–China Relations

Steven Wright

Chapter 7:

Technological Assessment of CO2 Capture and EOR/EGR/ECBM-based Storage

Guoping Hu, Kai Jiang, Rui Wang and Gang Kevin Li

Chapter 8:

Meeting the Green Challenges and Opportunities of Hong Kong Manufacturers in China’s Belt and Road Pathway: Experiences from the Pearl River Delta

Ning Liu, Carlos W.H. Lo, and Pansy H.Y. Li

Section 4. Green Development and Public-Private Partnership

Chapter 9:

Greening China’s Belt and Road: A Role for Chinese NGOs to Go Global?

Kathinka Fürst

Chapter 10:

High Hanging Fruits and the Belt and Road Initiative: sustainability through entrepreneurship

Gordon Cheung

Chapter 11:

An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Infrastructure Standards for the Belt and Road Initiative

Stephen Wong, Chun San Johnson Kong, Gloria Wenting Luo, Hei Tung Natalie Lau

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Editor(s)

Biography

Fanny M. Cheung is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Co-Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and Co-Convenor of the Global China Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ying-yi Hong is the Choh-Ming Li Professor of Marketing at Faculty of Business, Principal Investigator of Culture Lab and Co-Convenor of the Global China Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong