Coali­tion will work to green Belt and Road

China Daily European Weekly - - NEWS DIGEST -

China’s Min­istry of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and the United Na­tions En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gramme are jointly es­tab­lish­ing an in­ter­na­tional coali­tion to work to­ward the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive, UN of­fi­cials say. The Coali­tion for Green Devel­op­ment on the Belt and Road will build an in­ter­na­tional plat­form to share the en­vi­ron­ment poli­cies and ex­pe­ri­ences among the coun­tries in­volved in the Belt and Road, and pro­mote wide co­op­er­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to Zhang Shi­gang, China coun­try co­or­di­na­tor of UN En­vi­ron­ment. The coali­tion will sup­port putting to­gether an eco­log­i­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal data plat­form re­lated to the Belt and Road and en­cour­age busi­nesses to play ac­tive roles in the green devel­op­ment of the coun­tries tak­ing part in the ini­tia­tive, Zhang says.

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