China’s Belt and Road puts Paris climate goals at risk, say analysts

Chinese labourers working at a construction site of the central business district, part of China's larger Belt and Road Initiative, of the new administrative capital, 45km east of Cairo, Egypt, in June. – EPA pic, September 2, 2019.

CARBON-HEAVY development in countries part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project released today.

The massive network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe will see trillions invested in new infrastructure across 126 countries. 

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