The IFF China Report 2021

Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers

Sustainable development and global economic growth in a post-pandemic era

China has set itself an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Attaining these goals will require substantial investment and co-operation with other global powers. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for governments to ensure the future of the global economy is a sustainable one. As the world begins to recover, business as usual is unlikely to return any time soon. A balance needs to be struck between political partnership and understanding that restrictions may remain in place for some time. In responding to the crisis, policy-makers should be cognizant of the opportunities posed by the pandemic and invest in emerging markets infrastructure, global trade and greater levels of co-operation worldwide

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Hitting carbon-neutral targets with global partnerships

China is on track to reduce its carbon emissions and aims for carbon neutrality by 2060. Zero tariffs and zero-barrier trade should help the international community make greater strides too, says Zhou Xiaochuan, IFF chairman of the General Assembly and…

Reviving the economy – and solidarity

IFF co‑chairman, former chairman of the European Council and former prime minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, explores why there can be no return to ‘business as usual’ after the recovery from the Covid‑19 pandemic

Building back better

Lin Jianhai, IFF vice-president and former secretary of the International Monetary Fund, explores the possibility of using the growth in digital technology and a new globalised services industry to strike a balance between recovery and risk control

Breaking down global barriers

Free trade, collective efforts and investments in infrastructure are crucial to afford the world some relief from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Jim Yong Kim, 12th president of the World Bank

Grasping the green opportunities

Kevin Rudd, IFF 3rd chairman and former prime minister of Australia, discusses the opportunities and risks for China as it lays out its technological and environmental future

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