Is China trying to reshape the nature of international order through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? What are the drivers and effects of the project? How is it financed? How does the project influence developing countries on the African continent? How does the BRI affect climate change, and what is China’s view on environmental protection? What implications does the BRI have for human rights and democracy in developing countries?
As part of the Global China interview series produced by Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Karl Hallding, Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute and Mistra Geopolitics Co-Director, discusses China’s share in fighting climate change in relation to the Belt and Road Initiative, the Paris Agreement and prominent actors in the interview below.