Alternative Livelihoods and Renewable Energy
UNDP has been working in the field of livelihood improvements, climate change adaptation as well as promoting the use of renewable energy, as the issue of poverty, access to sustainable energy and environment degradation are often interlinked in the less-developed areas in China.
What we do?
Together with government partners, private sector and civil society, UNDP has been working on demonstrating sustainable approaches for livelihood improvement of vulnerable groups while restoring local environment through showcasing sustainable farming and water resources management.
At the same time, this portfolio has also been working on promoting the development and wider adoption of renewable energy, especially biomass energy through public-private partnerships, to unleash the potentials of targeted poverty alleviation through development of biomass energy.
In order to mitigate climate change, UNDP China has also been engaged over a decade in introducing and promoting demonstration and commercialization of fuel cell vehicle technology, based on which an innovative umbrella programme, China Hydrogen Economy Pilots, has been developed to facilitate a shift to a sustainable and low carbon pathway in China.
To facilitate the hydrogen-powered economy, several barriers first need to be addressed. Currently there is a lack of economically-viable and environment-friendly methods to produce, store, and transport hydrogen; there is a need to expand the hydrogen refilling infrastructure and applications; more targeted policy and regulatory frameworks for hydrogen-based technical solution must be developed; and the public’s awareness and knowledge on hydrogen needs to be increased more
The 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. more