Environment & Energy

  • Issue Brief: UPOPs control in the Secondary Copper Production Sector in ChinaMay 10, 2016Issue Brief: UPOPs control in the Secondary Copper Production Sector in ChinaPersistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that adversely affect human health and environmental quality when released into the air, water or soil. These pollutants persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web, and cause great damage to human and animal tissue even in small quantities. This leads to damage in the nervous, immune, and reproductive systems.

  • Issue Brief: Biodiversity Conservation in China: From the perspective of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Feb 29, 2016Issue Brief: Biodiversity Conservation in China: From the perspective of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

  • Issue Brief: Fuel Cell Vehicle Development in ChinaJul 14, 2015Issue Brief: Fuel Cell Vehicle Development in ChinaWith rapid industrialization, urbanization and growth since the 1990s, China has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy, and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). These GHG emissions contribute to climate change, as well as severe air pollution that causes health problems around the country. With the rapid growth in China’s auto market, transportation sector has taken account of 10 to 15 percent of the overall energy consumption in China. New energy vehicles like Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCVs) that powered by renewable hydrogen and emit nothing but water provides a solution to reduce the GHGs. This issue brief discusses the opportunities, challenges and the way forward for the FCVs development in China.

Our Work - Environment & Energy

UNDP focuses on helping China achieve the goals of the 12th Five-Year Plan while also improving compliance with Multilateral Agreements such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and its Kyoto Protocol, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the UN Convention on Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol. We do this by providing technical assistance for policy and legal reform, technology transfers and capacity building to address these issues.

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