The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua
The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua
Mischa Turschwell
Opinion

Opinion

Mischa Turschwell, Christopher Brown and Ryan M. Pearson

China’s Belt and Road Initiative may damage world’s oceans, or help save them

  • Construction of new ports, and expansion of existing ports, could lead to a loss of coastal marine habitat equivalent in size to 69,500 football fields
  • But despite the environmental concerns, the project also offers an opportunity to progress towards green targets such as the UNSDG

The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua
The China-backed Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua
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