Feb 02, 2023 06:25 PM

China Green News Briefing: Ex-Central Bank Chief Dismisses Concerns of Multinationals’ ‘Greenwashing’

Welcome to Caixin China Green News Briefing! I'm Huang Yinzhi, the rotating editor of our first briefing. This is a monthly newsletter presented by Caixin Global and its SMART Talks+ community! Here you’ll find updates on China's recent efforts to promote climate action and explore insightful ideas from our community. Keep reading to learn how these efforts are advancing responsible climate choice.

Green and Sustainability News From Caixin

Ex-Central Bank Chief Dismisses Concerns of Multinationals’ ‘Greenwashing’

#Carbon Market

Former China central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said there is no need to be overly concerned about multinational corporate emitters buying cheap carbon credits from developing countries for “greenwashing” purposes after COP27, as global carbon prices will level off eventually. See what else Zhou said here.

How China's ESG Policy Is Progressing?

#Green Finance

The Chinese market still enjoys considerable room for growth, and top-down policies remain the most important force driving development of the sector. Check out the expert's views on this topic.

State Clearing House Sets Standards for China’s $200 Billion Green Bond Market

#Green Bond

China’s main bond clearing house has published a new system of standards for the country’s $200 billion green bond market, offering instructions for disclosing information about projects funded by the proceeds and their environmental benefits. Check out how the new system works.

China Outlines Carbon Peaking Roadmap for Building Materials

#Carbon Emission

China published the first industry-specific carbon peaking roadmap issued for the country’s carbon reduction goals: a roadmap for the building materials industry to peak carbon emission by 2030. The roadmap lays out how the industry can adopt new materials and technologies and encourages mergers and consolidation. Here is why it matters.

China ESG development White Paper 2022 was released (in Chinese)


The “China ESG Development White Paper 2022” was released by Caixin Insight and its partner ESG30 during an ESG special session at the 2022 Caixin Summit. The paper provides a thorough overview of 2022 and outlook of the country's ESG market next year. Read the full Chinese report.


Global Green Events Calendar

U.N. Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

 Montreal, Canada & Virtual 

Date: December 7-19, 2022

Organizer: UNEP

Watch the live stream

The 2nd International Symposium on Deep Earth Drilling and Resource Development (2022)

 Wuhan, Hubei, China & Virtual 

Date: December 10, 2022 08:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m. (CST)

Organizer: China University of Geosciences

Watch the live stream

10th Anniversary of China SIF: The Next Decade of Global Sustainable Investment


Date: December 12, 2022 16:00-18:00 p.m. (GMT+8)

Organizer: China SIF and Caixin Global

Find out More

Global ESG Trends to Watch: How to Invest in the Era of Climate Change?


Date: December 16, 2022 09:00-10:30 a.m. CST

Organizer: Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Find out More


Voice from the Future

Smart Talks: Leveraging Tech to Reduce Plastic Waste From Takeout Food

By Huang Yinzhi

When I only have 10 minutes to eat dinner, ordering takeout is probably not the best choice if I want to finish before an evening class. A similar situation takes place at universities, office buildings, department stores and other modern working environments, for one reason or another. Takeout services undoubtedly enjoy growing popularity for their convenience, catering to people from all walks of life. To my dismay, however, disposable utensils and lunchboxes — made mostly from plastic and widely used to package these takeout orders — usually end up in the trash...[Read more]


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