The Belt and Road Podcast

43: An in-depth look at the environmental implications of the $2bn Ghana - Sinohydro Bauxite for Infrastructure deal with Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos

April 25, 2021 Episode 43
The Belt and Road Podcast
43: An in-depth look at the environmental implications of the $2bn Ghana - Sinohydro Bauxite for Infrastructure deal with Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos
Show Notes

In this episode, Erik is joined by Terrence Neal and Dr. Elizabeth Losos to discuss their recent report that uses Ghana's $2bn bauxite-for-infrastructure deal with Sinohydro as a case study to look into the environmental implications of BRI resource-financed infrastructure agreements.

Read the full report here: "The Environmental Implications of China-Africa Resource-Finance Infrastructure Agreements: Lessons Learned from Ghana's Sinohydro Agreement"

About the authors:
Terrence Neal is a natural resource governance researcher and current U.S. District court judicial law clerk. Terrence received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2019, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University in 2015. His research focuses on international human rights law, international economic law, and natural resources governance.

Dr. Elizabeth Losos is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 


Guest recommendations:

Elizabeth:
1) China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021.

Terrence:
1) Go outside and ride a bike!

Erik:
1) Twenty Years of Data on China’s Africa Lending, Kevin Acker and Deborah Brautigam, March 2021.
2) How China Lends: A Rare Look into 100 Debt Contracts with Foreign Governments, Anna Gelpern et al., March 2021.

~Special thanks to Maggie Gaus, who joined the Belt and Road Pod team in Dec 2020 and edited this episode~