Environmentally Sound Management Throughout the Life Cycle of Electronic Equipment and Associated WastesChina is considered the world’s largest current processor of e-waste derived from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling, accounting for approximately 70% of global generation. WEEE production in China reached 3.5 million tons in 2011 and the number is expected to soar as the result of economic growth. Currently the majority of WEEE and e-waste component has been collected and processed primarily by the informal resource recovery and recycling sector that typically utilizes crude, polluting technologies. This has resulted in the sector being associated with a range of serious environmental and health impacts including significant Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Persistent Toxic Substances (PTS) release, and further contributes to air, land and water contamination.
Establishment of National Registry System for Domestic Emissions Trading Scheme & Voluntary Carbon Emission Reduction (ETS)The Project is to contribute to the development of measures aimed at reducing the carbon intensity in the Chinese economy as set in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan.
Strengthening Globally Important Biodiversity Conservation through Protected Area Strengthening in Gansu ProvinceThe project’s intervention works towards two key outcomes in order to overcome the barriers identified the creation of a strengthened provincial policy framework and improved institutional capacity for sustainable management and financing of Gansu’s PA system, as well as demonstrating sustainable PA management and financing in Taohe Basin.
Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Bricks and Rural Buildings Project60 per cent of China’s buildings are in rural areas, made from clay bricks which have poor insulating qualities and require more energy to produce. This project aims to facilitate the transformation of local markets to more energy-efficient alternatives.
Promoting Technology Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Rural Development in China and Other Developing CountriesThe Chinese Agriculture Technical Task Force (TTF) initiative is a Government of China programme supported by UNDP, representing a new model of agriculture extension services.
Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area Landscape in Altai Mountains and WetlandsThrough achieving these outcomes, this project will contribute to the establishment and effective management of a representative PA system which can fulfill its role of safeguarding globally significant biodiversity.
Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Wetland Protected Area (PA) System in Hubei ProvinceThe project will help clarify the institutional responsibilities on the provincial, basin and protected area level, and improve the protected area management schemes. Through this project, the wetland protected areas will gain the necessary experience to tackle threats towards wetland ecosystem, effectively engaging multiple agencies in response to the threats.
Strengthening Management Effectiveness of Wetland Protected Area (PA) System in Hainan for Conservation of Globally Significant BiodiversityHainan Island has the largest tropical rain forest area, mature mangrove and coral reef resources in China, and is one of the country’s most valuable areas for biodiversity conservation. However, the ecosystems of Hainan Island are facing threats from deforestation, coastal development and intense utilization of wetland resources.
Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Sub-System of Wetland Protected Areas (PA) for Conservation of Globally Significant BiodiversityThis project will strengthen the sub-system of wetland protected areas in response to existing and accelerating threats to their globally significant biodiversity by delivering three key outcomes.
Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Protected Areas (PA) Network in Daxing’anling LandscapeThe project will mainstream biodiversity and the PA system into provincial socio-economic development priorities to avoid future conflicts and ensure long-term financial sustainability. It will also support effective planning, resourcing and management of an enhanced PA System.
Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Protected Area System in Anhui Province, China to Conserve Globally Important BiodiversityThis project will deliver more resilient and better planned WPAs, improve habitat in quality and area, increase management and technical capacity across the PA system, improve and sustain funding to support these roles, and mainstream wetlands biodiversity across sectors.
Research on Modelling for Flood Forecasting in Alpine Areas in Western China and its Demonstration ProjectThis project works to enhance local capacities to forecast snowmelt floods, and thus reduce the risks posed by such floods and prevent human and economic losses.
Umbrella Programme on Water GovernanceIn China, meeting demand for limited water resources and ensuring access to clean drinking water for rural areas has become an environmental challenge that it is in urgent need of attention.
Strengthening the effectiveness of the protected area system in Qinghai Province, China to conserve globally important biodiversityFrom extensive alpine grasslands and wetlands to forests and deserts, Qinghai is home to a wide variety of globally significant but fragile ecosystems. However, the constituent flora and fauna of the province’s ecosystems are under increasing threat from a number of factors.
Provincial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Capacity Building and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting Methodology for Enterprises of Key IndustriesUNDP is assisting China to develop inventories of greenhouse gases, as an important tool for policy formulation and emissions reductions.
SECTOR PLAN FOR PHASE-OUT OF HCFCS IN THE ICR SECTOR IN CHINA STAGE-I (FOR 2013 AND 2015 COMPLIANCE)As a signatory to the Montreal Protocol, China is obliged to meet emissions reduction targets for Ozone Depleting Substances for several intervals, and is making efforts to meet these goals with UNDP's assistance.
Demonstration Project of Strengthening Dairy Food Safety by Managing Risks and Improving Critical Technology in Reclamation Area of HeilongjiangIn recent years, animal husbandry and dairy economy in Heilongjiang experience rapid development, however the industry suffers from inadequate food safety management and surveillance system, which are threatening the dairy industry. Low education level of dairy farmers and workers also add further difficulties for adapting to new technologies and information. Furthermore, recent dairy product related scandals, in particularly, milk scandals have undermined the credibility and the confident of the industry, as well as have imposed a great concern on the health of consumers.
Protect the Environmental Rights and Justice of the PublicAs environmental consciousness increases, Chinese people are beginning to turn to the law to claim their rights, with UNDP's assistance.
Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in headquarters of Huaihe river basin (HHRB) projectThe project aims to reduce biodiversity loss in China as a contribution to sustainable development. It seeks to do so by demonstrating practical mechanisms to mainstream biodiversity in China’s Important Ecological Function Areas.
Promoting Energy Efficient Room Air Conditioners (PEERAC)In response to global energy issues, and in conjunction with the country’s aim to reduce GHG emissions to help mitigate climate change, China is trying to cut its energy consumption. The goal of the project is to contribute to this reduction of GHG emissions with a targeted intervention on the RAC industry in China’s residential and commercial sectors.
Ningxia Anti-desertification and Livelihood ImprovementThe project is aimed to assist the efforts of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Government to better manage the sand control initiatives and improve the livelihood of the selected dryland and desert affected regions of Ningxia.
Mainstreaming Risk Management into Sustainable Human Development (Umbrella Programme)In China, conservative estimates put the number of people living in ecologically fragile regions and who are particularly vulnerable from natural disasters at around 9.5 million. Reaching out to these people is crucial in reducing the devastation caused by disasters.
Phasing-out of Incandescent Lamps and Energy Saving Lamps Promotion in ChinaThis project aims to better-advocate for and increase the utilisation of ESLs in China. Its approach involves working to transform the local lighting product market and phase-out IL production and sales
UNDP/GEF Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Wild Relatives of Crops in ChinaThe diversity of wild relatives of crop species (WRCs) in China with high international significance is increasingly threatened by land conversion, improper agricultural practices, intensification of land use, pollution, the spread of invasive species and the impact of genetically modified crops. If these causes remain unaddressed, a valuable genetic resource could be lost forever.
Barrier Removal to the Cost-Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency (BRESL)As part of a scheme rolled out across Asia, this project seeks to remove existing barriers to improvement in China’s electricity supply and usage.
Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in ChinaPersistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can circulate globally and negatively impact the environment they are found in. This project aims to eliminate the use of 250 MT/year of DDT as an additive to anti-foul paint by converting to non-toxic and environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Priority Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development to Implement the China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for ActionChina has a remarkably diverse biosphere, one of 12 “mega-biodiversities’ worldwide. However, rapid development has brought new threats to this biodiversity and species are in danger of extinction, depriving China of genetic resources.
Improvement of DDT-based Production of Dicofol and Introduction of Alternative Technologies Including IPM for Leaf Mites Control in ChinaThis project has been launched in order to fulfill China’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention and reduce the release of DDT during the production and use of Dicofol.