China’s new Eurasian ambitions: the environmental risks of the Silk Road Economic Belt

  title={China’s new Eurasian ambitions: the environmental risks of the Silk Road Economic Belt},
  author={Elena Feditchkina Tracy and Evgeny Arkadievitch Shvarts and Eugene Simonov and M. Babenko},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  pages={56 - 88}
Abstract China is moving ahead with the Silk Road Economic Belt, an ambitious infrastructure development agenda with the distinct promise of regional and sub-regional economic development. However, the initiative will create new environmental risks across the entire Eurasian continent, especially in countries with predominately poor records of environmental governance, including the former Soviet republics and Russia. Concurrently, on the domestic front, the Chinese Government has launched a… 
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