BEIJING, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Green development is expected to create more cooperation opportunities for Belt and Road (B&R) countries, said experts attending the 17th Forum of Going Global Strategy for Chinese Enterprises, reported Economic Daily.
Promoting green development and jointly coping with climate change are common issues facing over 140 countries, regions and international organizations who have joined China in the B&R construction, said the report.
To build green B&R is to link B&R construction with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as to enhance interconnection of environmental protection policies, regulations and standards of countries and regions, according to Zhou Guomei, deputy director with China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center (EAEC) under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China.
Through investment in clean energy, China’s B&R is expected to change global clean energy landscape and thus contribute to the fight against climate change, according to research by Brookings Institution, a research institute from the United States.
China has become a global leader in clean and renewable energy industry, stated Dennis Bracy, CEO of US-China Clean Energy Forum.
For example, China's wind power accounts for one third of the world’s total, and 60 percent of the global solar panel production was produced in China, according to data released by International Energy Agency.
China is now promoting experience, technology and philosophy of green and sustainable development in B&R construction, according to Bracy.
China is also advancing construction of international coalition for green development on the B&R and the B&R big data service platform on ecological and environmental protection to provide support for enterprises, according to Zhou Jun, associate researcher of policy research department of the EAEC. (Edited by Su Dan, Niu Huizhe)