In 2013 E3G began exploring the financing and investment challenges for implementation of China’s goals for decarbonisation. The initial report, which was published on 1st July 2014, identified the need for integrated thinking and problem-solving between decision-makers focused on the differing agendas of (1) green finance and the green credit guidelines – (2) China’s low carbon transition and climate related investments – and (3) broader economic and financial reform and increasing private sector driven investments.

On the 12th April 2015, E3G and the China University on Finance and Economics convened the first high-level meeting of the Dialogue in Beijing. This brought together Chinese decision-makers from government, finance, industry and think-tanks to consider issues at the interface of green finance – climate related decarbonisation goals – economic and financial reform. The Dialogue is being welcomed as an opportunity for ongoing dialogue and joint problem-solving required for financing the implementation of China’s low emissions pathway to 2030.


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