Slowing the Growth of Coal Power Outside China: The Role of Chinese Finance


Climate Policy Initiative
Morgan Hervé-Mignucci
Xueying Wang
1 November 2015

This report describes how, in recent years, China has grown into a major provider of coal power finance in overseas markets, replacing financing by major development institutions while providing potentially less stringent environmental guidelines. The authors identify China's role in international coal power generation deployment and provide the most complete estimate of Chinese finance for overseas projects to date, estimating roughly USD 21-38 billion worth of Chinese finance.