BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the largest infrastructure initiative ever. As part of the BRI, Chinese entities will provide financing, goods and services worth hundreds of billions of dollars to thousands of projects in dozens of countries.
The climate change impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative are enormous. The BRI’s role in the construction of coal-fired power plants is especially significant. This chapter explores the Belt and Road Initiative’s green development policies, energy sector projects, financial institutions and climate impacts.