Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)
While China will continue playing an important role in the global supply chain, some labor-intensive industries will be relocated to Southeast Asia and South Asia. Meanwhile, the extraction of raw materials related to the new energy industry is expanding into Africa and South America, posing serious challenges to local environmental regulations and infrastructure.
To avoid another round of pollution transfer and ecological destruction, it is essential to establish a sustainable global supply chain. The emission reduction commitments made by large enterprises and financial institutions need to be implemented in the core regions of the global supply chain. We also need to help emerging supply chain regions enhance their environmental management capabilities. By establishing regional and even global platforms for corporate environmental responsibility, we can strengthen the climate resilience of the supply chain and create a fair and competitive environment, thus building a global supply chain that is environmentally friendly, climate-friendly and eco-sustainable.