A demonstrator calls for richer nations, which some argue should include China, to make reparations for the climate loss and damage suffered by poorer nations, at the COP27 UN climate summit on November 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: AP
A demonstrator calls for richer nations, which some argue should include China, to make reparations for the climate loss and damage suffered by poorer nations, at the COP27 UN climate summit on November 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: AP
Byford Tsang
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Byford Tsang and Juan Pablo Osornio

As the biggest lender to poor nations, wealthy China can do more for climate finance

  • As the largest bilateral creditor to the world’s poorest states, China can prioritise climate concerns in debt relief
  • It can also support reforms and expansion at multilateral development banks so they can lend more to low-carbon projects and phase out fossil fuel financing

A demonstrator calls for richer nations, which some argue should include China, to make reparations for the climate loss and damage suffered by poorer nations, at the COP27 UN climate summit on November 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: AP
A demonstrator calls for richer nations, which some argue should include China, to make reparations for the climate loss and damage suffered by poorer nations, at the COP27 UN climate summit on November 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: AP
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