Wai-Shin Chan
Wai-Shin Chan is head of the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence

China can use its global influence to extend its domestic environmentally friendly agenda to its projects abroad. Adopting green financing can have a huge impact on encouraging the construction of sustainable infrastructure.

Energy is the lifeblood of economic growth. It keeps factories and offices running, ports and airports humming and shopping malls in business.

That China needs to give its growth engine a tune-up is hardly in doubt. With the economy slowing for the past several years, all eyes are on the third plenum of the Communist Party. Hopes are that the leadership will unveil structural reforms aimed at putting the economy on a sustainable trajectory.

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