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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.