Through developing strategic transport and communications infrastructure like railways, ports and fibre optics, the Belt and Road Initiative
is designed to strengthen China’s trade links with Asia, Europe and Africa, stimulating investment and development.
Although President Xi Jinping has encouragingly called for it to be ‘a green Silk Road’, its proposed routes pass through many unique and important habitats.
That’s why we’ve produced recommendations for minimising negative impacts
and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, and with our partner HSBC, specific recommendations for the finance sector
which has a unique opportunity to invest in sustainable infrastructure and drive best practice in design, construction and operation.