2018 FOCAC VII – Special focus on environmental concerns

The seventh Ministerial Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit is being held in Beijing from 3-4 September 2018. Since the first conference held in 2000 FOCAC has become an important and effective platform for dialogue between China and African countries. Additionally, the implementation of FOCAC action plans has become a significant means for examining and further analysing the relations between the two sides. An array of action plans will be worked out in terms of commerce, security, culture and society during the 2018 summit. While these themes are important to reflect upon, this policy brief series deliberately examines sustainability issues in FOCAC and China’s environmental footprint in Africa.

The CCS has created a series of policy briefs providing strategic information for policy-makers and stakeholders. The policy briefs cover topical areas such as environmental protection, policy-making, the role of civil society and environmental implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This collaborative work contributes toward coherent, credible policy options for African decision-makers, in the interests of a sustainable relationship between China and Africa.

Click on the links below for access to all three policy briefs.

[Download CCS Policy Brief No. 9, 2018]

[Download CCS Policy Brief No. 10, 2018]

[Download CCS Policy Brief No. 11, 2018]