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China’s com­mit­ment to re­duc­ing its reliance on coal will change lives and im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment, and that is why we are in­vest­ing in a project aligned with that am­bi­tious plan.” JIN LIQUN AIIB pres­i­dent, in a state­ment, say­ing the bank’s first in­vest­ment in China fits its mis­sion of sup­port­ing mem­bers’ green, sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. “China is ca­pa­ble of solv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment prob­lems them­selves.” ERIK SOLHEIM ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the United Na­tions En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gramme, at the an­nual meet­ing of the China Coun­cil for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion on En­vi­ron­ment and Devel­op­ment. “China has shown great lead­er­ship on this ur­gent is­sue within a re­gion plagued by il­le­gal wildlife trade ac­tiv­ity, which is ex­ac­er­bated by le­gal mar­kets. It is a huge step for­ward and a clear com­mit­ment to se­cur­ing a future for Africa’s ele­phants.” MAR­GARET KIN­NAIRD WWF’s wildlife prac­tice leader.

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