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Forests and Climate Change

Briefing: Is the BRI Congruous with COP15’s Promise of an “Ecological Civilisation”?

7 Dec, 2022

As the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) meet in Montreal, we’re looking at the need for real solutions to biodiversity loss and the big processes and factors that would seem to undermine the stated goals of the CBD. The Belt and Road Initiative is a massive infrastructure program that would have deep impacts on forests and other ecosystems on all continents, and specifically on Indigenous and local communities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. What does this …

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