A photovoltaic power plant in Turpan, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is part of the country’s push towards green energy. Photo: Xinhua
Deborah Lehr
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The View by Deborah Lehr

China’s green finance model shows how saving the planet can also be a savvy investment

  • With the world’s largest carbon trading exchange, huge green bond market and plethora of green private equity funds, China has shown that well-crafted regulatory, policy and financial frameworks can spur private interest in green finance

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A photovoltaic power plant in Turpan, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is part of the country’s push towards green energy. Photo: Xinhua
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Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr is vice chairman of the Paulson Institute, which she helped launch. She serves as a senior adviser to the chairman on US–China relations, and provides counsel on strategic issues for the Paulson Institute. In addition, Lehr heads up the Paulson Institute Green Finance Centre, where her work includes helping to devise and establish the US-China Green Fund.