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New Guidelines Puts Green Development at the Heart of the BRI

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the most powerful state body overseeing economic planning, released a new set of guidelines on Monday that will shape the Belt and Road Initiative over the next decade.

These guidelines put green development at the center of the BRI. They set 2025 as the target for the implementation of shared green norms with BRI partner countries, and 2030 for fully implementing green standards across all aspects of the BRI, including trade, energy, and transportation.

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