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Occasional Paper I: "Greening the BRI": Financing Energy Transitions in South Asia by R Madhumitha

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Occasional Paper: 1/2024

Guided by Mr. Subramanyam Sridharan, Distinguished Member, C3S

An occasional Paper is a single topic research summary of the knowledge surrounding an issue or a problem. It summarises the issue giving clear, concise, and complete information describing all facets of a particular issue including a detailed illustration in the form of images, data, and facts. It also includes recommendations for action and predictions on the future course of an issue.


This paper examines energy transitions in South Asia with a focus on China’s recent policy shifts that claim to “green the BRI”. This brief examines three particular aspects of energy transition through the BRI in this region - the phase-out policy of existing coal projects, investing in renewables, and financial reform in BRI investments and contracts.

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(Ms. R Madhumitha is a research officer at C3S. The views expressed in this review are those of the author and does not reflect the views of C3S. Email id:

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