Title Solar power could stop China’s Belt and Road Initiative from unleashing huge carbon emissions Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversaton Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 3/10/19 Description China has invested US$90 billion in the countries involved in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) since 2013. The BRI involves developing infrastructure in 126 partner countries to boost trade within a region stretching from Indonesia to Western Europe via the Middle East and East Africa, inspired by the historical Silk Road.
While this economic development could help raise living standards in participating countries, it could also come with a huge potential increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But our research demonstrates the region has huge potential for generating solar power. This could decouple economic growth from increasing carbon emissions.
Producer/Author Kathryn G Logan URL https://theconversation.com/solar-power-could-stop-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-from-unleashing-huge-carbon-emissions-120919 Persons Kathryn Grace Logan