How Green is China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

Author
Alice Politi
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Abstract
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been described as the largest infrastructure project in history, affecting around 60 per cent of the global population. Whilst promoting a narrative of connectivity, growth and “win-win partnerships”, the project has received opposing assessments regarding its wider impact, particularly in the environmental domain.
Topic
Climate Change, Infrastructure, Green Technology, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
Political Geography
China, Asia