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BEIJING, May 14, China Daily -- United Nations Environment Programme has agreed with several governments and organizations to make sure that the Belt and Road Initiative becomes green, said Erik Solheim, executive director of UNEP, at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 in Beijing."Going green means a silk road with wind and solar, not with coal," he said. "It also means a silk road of green finance rather than old-fashioned one."

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BEIJING, April 24, China Daily -- China will enhance support for combating climate change in countries along the belt and road no matter what stance is taken by the United States, a senior official with the nation's economic regulator said on Sunday.

"Taking advantage of regional cooperation opportunities brought by the Belt and Road initiative, China will enhance financial and technical support in the next a couple of years to combat the global challenge of climate change," Zhao Xing, deputy head of Zhejiang Development and Reform Commission, said. 

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CHINA, April 12, China Daily -- China has a track record of making rapid changes. Within just the past decade or two, the world’s most populous country has become its biggest market for cars and e-commerce, as well as its biggest exporter -- and its biggest source of carbon emissions. So it should come as no surprise that China has now also assumed a leadership position in the green-investment arena.

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BEIJING, March 24, China Daily -- The European Investment Bank aims to provide 500 million euros ($540 million; 467.3 million) of finance for environment and climate-related projects in China this year. 

It is also exploring co-investment opportunities with Chinese banks in overseas green projects, a senior official of the bank said on March 21. 

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BEIJING, March 15, China Daily -- China's coal consumption has fallen for the third year in a row as part of its broader effort to develop the nonfossil fuel sector, according to Haibing Ma, China program manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based climate think tank.

"China has experienced a lot of development of its nonfossil fuel energy capacity during the past 10 to 15 years," Ma says. 

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