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China has emerged as a truly global actor, impacting every region and every major issue area. Writing as part of the new Global China project at Brookings, Richard Nephew examines China's shift from being on the receiving end of sanctions to using sanctions itself.

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Dr. Julio Friedmann, Zhiyuan Fan and Ke Tang

Heavy industry produces roughly 22 percent of global CO₂ emissions. Of these, roughly 40 percent (about 10 percent of total emissions) is the direct consequence of combustion to produce high-quality heat, almost entirely from the combustion of fossil fuels.

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CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Erica Downs examines the environmental and debt sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power sector projects. 

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Columbia Energy Exchange

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Dr. Christof Rühl
Energy Expert and Economist

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Dr. Christof Rühl, an internationally renowned economist specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics.

Spencer Dale
Chief Economist, BP

For the past 68 years, BP has published its Annual Statistical Review of World Energy, an impressive collection of global energy data that offers a retrospective view of what has happened in the world of energy production, consumption, trade, and...

Riccardo Puliti
Senior Director, Energy & Extractives, World Bank

Freeing the world of poverty is the predominant goal of the World Bank, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. And one of the most important factors in achieving that objective is providing reliable and...