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Opinions on Jointly Promoting Green Development of the Belt and Road

Scope of Application

Guidelines for developers, contractors, and the Chinese Government.


Offers recommendations to enhance coordination between development and environmental protection in BRI host countries.

General Key Points

The Chinese Government should:

  • Encourage policies that support cooperation on green development.
  • Urge enterprises to abide by host country laws and regulations on environmental protection.
  • Promote cooperation on green energy, transportation, and industry with domestic and foreign companies.
  • Align China’s green standards with the standards in host countries.


Developers and Contractors should:

  • Observe host country laws and regulations.
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

Developers and Contractors should:

  • Prioritize the concerns of local communities.
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

The Chinese Government should:

  • Develop codes of conduct for the environmental performance of overseas projects.


Developers and Contractors should:

  • Actively protect the environment.
Applies to
March 2022
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
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