April 22, 2022
Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad: The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance
By Mathias Lund Larsen and Lars Oehler
Renewables make up 3/4 of Chinese energy investments at home, but only 1/4 abroad. One reason is the Chinese financial system’s preference for SOEs, which these days are looking for markets to unload excess capacity.
December 17, 2021
To ‘Green’ the Belt and Road, China Needs to Set Clear Renewable Energy Targets
By Zhang Jing
As China stops building overseas coal power plants, it will take more than wishful thinking to transition to renewable energy.
November 30, 2021
Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Wawa Wang and Nils Resare
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
November 09, 2021
Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy
By Jesse Turland
A discussion of China’s role at COP26, the significance of China’s blackouts induced by coal shortages, and future directions China’s climate policy might take.
October 18, 2021
China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger
By Mathias Lund Larsen
Over-enthusiasm for Xi’s coal pledge will let China get away with lower overall climate ambitions.
February 27, 2021
Climate Cooperation With China Can Power the World – Sustainably
By Michael R. Davidson and Yiting Wang
The Belt and Road is accused of exporting China’s coal addiction. But it could also be a platform for spreading green energy around the world.
April 03, 2020
On China, COVID-19, and Coal
By Antti Tulonen
Can the EU convince China not to lean on coal for its economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?
September 26, 2019
In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows
By Rabiya Jaffery
“Pakistan’s future cannot be coal.”
April 29, 2019
Time for China to Stop Bankrolling Coal
By Aiqun Yu and Christine Shearer
China is out of step with the world on coal, at home and abroad.
April 21, 2018
The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition
By Daniel de Oliveira Vasconcelos
How fast can China develop a “green, low carbon power system”?
April 18, 2018
CPEC’s Environmental Toll
By Shah Meer Baloch
China is bringing coal power to Pakistan, and Pakistanis will pay the environmental price.
January 18, 2018
The Climate Change Promise of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Zhang Chao
China cannot afford to back a Belt and Road that damages the environment.