Environmental challenges for the belt and road initiative

Ascensão, Fernando, Fahrig, Lenore, Clevenger, Anthony P., Corlett, Richard T., Jaeger, Jochen A.G., Laurance, William F., and Pereira, Henrique (2018) Environmental challenges for the belt and road initiative. Nature Sustainability, 1. pp. 206-209.

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Abstract

The Belt and Road Initiative will greatly influence the future of global trade. However, it may also promote permanent environmental degradation. We call for rigorous strategic environmental and social assessments, raising the bar for environmental protection worldwide.

Item ID: 53674
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2398-9629
Keywords: belt and road initiative, China, environmental risks, infrastructure, mining, roads
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 04:35
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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