Environment & Energy

  • Guangxi Sustainable Sugarcane FarmingGuangxi Sustainable Sugarcane FarmingApr 10, 2014Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region plays a key role in the Chinese sugar industry, with more than 20 million people working in sugarcane agriculture and production. In China, as much as 60 percent of sugar production comes from the region. But Guangxi also suffers from droughts and flooding, which damage harvests and decrease productivity.

  • China Climate Change Partnership Framework Occasional Paper July 2012 China Climate Change Partnership Framework Occasional Paper July 2012 Aug 13, 2013The international scientific community has reached an overall consensus regarding the science of climate change and its effects. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international scientific authority tasked with informing and advising the global community on climate change, concluded that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal”, and that there is a greater than 90 percent probability that the warming observed since the mid-20th century has predominantly been caused by human activity.

  • Climate Change and Development in China Climate Change and Development in China Dec 1, 2012Viewed from the outside, China’s challenge seems daunting: in the face of environmental degradation and climate change, how does the country ensure economic growth and development, while establishing a low-carbon society and green economy. And, this, in a country that contains 22% of the world's population, almost 1.4 billion human beings, and covers the third largest land mass on the planet.

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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