Environment & Energy

  • 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.

  • Guangxi Sustainable Sugarcane FarmingApr 10, 2014Guangxi Sustainable Sugarcane FarmingGuangxi 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 Aug 13, 2013China Climate Change Partnership Framework Occasional Paper July 2012The 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.

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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