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Making Overseas Investments Skew Green

Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, and Kelly Sims Gallagher discuss how U.S. and China could work to maximize economic benefits for developing countries while also minimizing environmental, social and climate risks.

When it comes to the climate arena, the United States and China are enjoying a wave of international goodwill resulting from the role each played in achieving the iconic Paris climate agreement last December.

Now, as the U.S. and China put new policies in place to achieve their national targets and fulfill their domestic and international commitments, both countries face the challenge of needing not only to mobilize sufficient investment at home to meet domestic energy, climate and environmental protection goals, but also of steering their overseas investment and assistance toward sustainable projects in other nations that support, rather than undermine, those nations’ climate objectives.

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Melanie Hart

Senior Fellow; Director, China Policy

Pete Ogden

Senior Fellow

Kelly Sims Gallagher