Path to carbonization: The new silk road

Jan-Erik LANE

Abstract


Abstract. How irresistible economic development appears for the 21st centure, facing the absolute necessity of decarbonisation, is apparent in the immense project of the New Silk Road. The new giant land connections over "Turkestan" will display China's technological might, where infrastructure trumps decarbonisation. The countries linked up from Xinkiang to Istanbul are highly fossil fuel dependent already now, and much more will with a new silk highway bonanza.

Keywords. COP21Treaty, GOALS I, II, III, New Silk Road, Fossil fuel dominance with some hydro power, "Turkestan", Old and New Silk Road, risks of greenhouse gases, fossil fuel dependent countries from China to Turkey.

JEL. N70, O13, P28.

Keywords


OP21Treaty; GOALS I, II, III; New Silk Road.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jeb.v4i3.1355

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