It is officially fall–goodbye lazy summer days and hello crunchy leaves! The UN General Assembly and climate meetings are just warming up, and green finance looks to have a busy season ahead. There is much excitement and fervor at the meetings and beyond, whether it is China’s engagement in the MENA region on sustainability or the follow up work coming out of the first meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road. We will have to see what this all means for green finance as we continue to work towards raising its profile and mainstreaming it into the global financial system.
PI Green Finance Center Team
China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA
In recent research conducted by the Paulson Institute, it is clear that China is playing an increasing role in the expansion of “green” finance throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Using a combination of power politics, financing and infrastructure development, the country is becoming a driving force in the region’s transition to green development especially in clean energy. Read More>>
ON THE RADAR
A First Gathering for Implementation of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road
On August 16, the first plenary meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held in Beijing. Over 150 representatives from China and UK governments, global financial institutions and international organizations gathered for a whole-day discussion of how to facilitate implementation of the GIP and build capacity for the greening of Belt and Road investment. Read More >>