• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
RESEARCH DISCUSSES THE IMPACT OF NEW "SILK ROAD" TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
Study led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers, which demonstrates that “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) brings challenges and opportunities for biodiversity conservation, has been attracting media attention.
 

In an article published by the prestigious journal Nature Sustainability, an international team led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers, Fernando Ascensão and Henrique Pereira, argues that environmental protection should be a priority for the Chinese initiative to promote global trade BRI.


BRI promises to greatly influence the future of global trade and promote the economic development around the world. However, the authors point that it may also promote permanent environmental degradation, due to BRI's economic development corridors coincide with high environmental value areas and can, therefore, have significant impacts on biodiversity.


The article, which now has been highlighted by the media, concluded that the Belt and Road Initiative could be also an opportunity for China to take a leading role in moving global development towards sustainability by requiring its overseas partners at least the same environmental quality China aspires for within its territory.

 


To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:
“New "Silk Road" brings challenges and opportunities for biodiversity conservation” | idw | May 15, 2018
“Die neue „Seidenstraße“ bringt Herausforderungen und Chancen für den Erhalt der Biodiversität” | Innovations Report | May 16, 2018
“Die neue „Seidenstraße“ bringt Herausforderungen und Chancen für den Erhalt der Biodiversität” | Jura Forum | May 16, 2018
“Belt and Road Initiative brings challenges and opportunities for biodiversity conservation” | Phys.org | May 16, 2018
"New 'Silk Road' Brings Challenges And Opportunities for Biodiversity Conservation" | Science Newsline | May 16, 2018

"Neue Seidenstraße – Herausforderung für die Umwelt?" | Internationales Verkehrswesen | May 18, 2018
"New ‘Silk Road’ Brings Challenges And Opportunities For Biodiversity Conservation" | Eurasia Review | May 21, 2018

 

 


To read the national press release for this study, please click here.

 

To access the original article, please click here.

Posted in 2018-05-21