Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative

Hughes, Alice C., Lechner, Alex M., Chitov, Alexander, Horstmann, Alexander, Hinsley, Amy, Tritto, Angela, Chariton, Anthony, Li, Binbin V., Ganapin, Delfin, Simonov, Eugene, Morton, Katherine, Toktomushev, Kemel, Foggin, Marc, Tan-Mullins, May, Orr, Michael C., Griffiths, Richard, Nash, Richard, Perkin, Scott, Glémet, Raphaël, Kim, Minsun and Yu, Douglas W. (2020) Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) represents the largest infrastructure and development project in human history, and presents risks and opportunities for ecosystems, economies, and communities. Some risks (habitat fragmentation, roadkill) are obvious, however, many of the BRI’s largest challenges for development and conservation are not obvious and require extensive consideration to identify. In this first BRI Horizon Scan, we identify 11 frontier issues that may have large environmental and social impacts but are not yet recognised. More generally, the BRI will increase China’s participation in international environmental governance. Thus, new cooperative modes of governance are needed to balance geopolitical, societal, and environmental interests. Upgrading and standardising global environmental standards is essential to safeguard ecological systems and human societies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bri,belt and road initiative,china,freshwater,traditional chinese medicine,conservation,environmental impact assessment,development,invasive species,international development,global change,infrastructure,impact assessment,ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 01:52
Last Modified: 30 May 2020 23:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74607
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.02.005

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