Environmental challenges for the Belt and Road Initiative

  title={Environmental challenges for the Belt and Road Initiative},
  author={Fernando Ascens{\~a}o and Lenore Fahrig and Anthony P. Clevenger and Richard T. Corlett and Jochen A. G. Jaeger and William F. Laurance and Henrique Miguel Pereira},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
The Belt and Road Initiative will greatly influence the future of global trade. However, it may also promote permanent environmental degradation. We call for rigorous strategic environmental and social assessments, raising the bar for environmental protection worldwide. 

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