Flagging 11 frontier issues facing the Belt and Road | Duke Kunshan University

Flagging 11 frontier issues facing the Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to boost connectivity among Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, may become the largest infrastructure project in human history. After conducting a horizon scan of the BRI, an interdisciplinary group of experts including biodiversity conservationist Binbin Li have identified 11 frontier issues stemming from the initiative that policymakers may have overlooked or underestimated, including threats to freshwater and karst ecosystems, and the effect of invasive species on food security.