Climate Change Mitigation

UNDP-CH-EE-BRICKSTORY2The facade of a new dwelling in Wangyu, built with energy-efficient bricks.


China’s impressive development in recent decades has been driven by a process of urbanization and industrialization, powered predominantly by coal energy. This fossil fuel consumption has carried a heavy environmental impact; in 2007 China overtook the United States as the world’s largest producer of climate-changing Green House Gases (GHGs), although per capita emissions remain modest by global standards. China has taken responsibility and responded effectively; 2014 figures show a decline in coal consumption for the first time in 15 years, and China is now the world’s largest investor in renewable energy.

What we do?

To improve China’s compliance towards the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and its Kyoto Protocol, UNDP’s collaboration with government ministries including the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MOST) and Ministry of Agriculture (MOA], Ministry of Finance (MOF), National Government Offices Administration (NGOA) and local counterparts and related Associations to promoting energy efficiency practices in industries including lighting, buildings, logistics and motors by establishing technical standards, adjusting institutional arrangements alongside capacity building and demonstration to reduce the emission of GHGs in China and help mitigating climate change.

Our Stories

Heating the Community Centre with Cleaner Air

Together with approximately 9,000 residents, Zhang Shaocheng lives in Zhaofeng, an old district in Tianjiang. In the past during the smoggy winters, they had to bear the repugnant smell of diesel fumes and lived in constant fear of a potential boiler explosionmore 

Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Industry to Benefit from UNDP Support

At the launch of the Green Pioneer of Room Air Conditioners, UNDP unveiled that it is to follow up on its success in helping to establish new national energy efficient refrigerator standards and supply chains, by working with the government on a similar initiative in the air conditioner industrymore 

Not Just Another Brick in the Wall

Wang Jingli has lived in the region around Wangyu village in China’s Hebei province for almost thirty years. The region, located in the mountainous area north of Shihe District, Qinhuangdao is famous for cherry cultivation and rural tourism. more 

A Step towards the Greening of Rural China

A training to residents in Shijiaying Village, Shunyi on how to choose anti-seismic and energy efficient facilities in the low energy consumption residential buildings, was hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)more 

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