Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP
Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

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Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Climate change ETFs, anyone? China’s green bonds show how sustainable investment can work

  • The UN has a climate action plan and investors are increasingly heeding the call for sustainable investing, but options remain fuzzy. China’s focus on green finance may be the most pragmatic way to get much-needed funds into climate action

Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP
Chinese workers check solar panels on a hillside in Anhui province. China is encouraging a transition towards a green economy and financial system, rather than the more diffuse approaches taken in the US, Europe and Japan. Photo: AFP
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London