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Investment Symposium Series – Christine Loh on China’s approach to climate change and biodiversity (listen)

What is China doing to address the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss? How is one of the world’s leading economies and a large emitter of greenhouse gases reconciling its ‘green’ policies and its continuing reliance on coal as an energy source?

In this podcast, which is part of our Investment Symposium Series, Professor Christine Loh, chief development strategist at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, explains China’s ‘new development’ policy and its green finance efforts, and addresses the scepticism around Beijing’s insertion of ‘ecological civilisation’ into the constitution.

For this series, we draw on the annual Investment Symposium, a core event where investment professionals at BNP Paribas Asset Management zoom in on the themes shaping the future and a venue for high-level external speakers to cast a new light on the challenges, testing our convictions and diversifying our thinking.

Listen to the podcast with Christine Loh

Also, read our executive summary of the themes discussed during the symposium, and the conclusions drawn about how these themes can translate into action across our investment strategies

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