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Forests and Climate Change

Is the BRI in line with an “ecological civilization?” Whose future counts?

7 Dec, 2022

Dusty road, an image of the Pan-Borneo Highway near Sebangkoi Park, Sarawak

By Allie Constantine (Global Forest Coalition) in ECO, Vol. 65 7 December 2022 China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), hailed as being a new strategy to connect the world with Asia through various forms of trade, suffers from a lack of transparency around some of its more negative impacts. Worryingly, human rights abuses and environmental concerns (including massive risk for biodiversity [1]) are often left unaddressed, as a new briefing paper by the Global Forest Coalition analyses. Disasters including flooding, …

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