Environment and Energy
China’s development in recent decades has seen impressive reductions in poverty and great improvement in other key indicators. However, this rapid growth has come at a cost, which has left China’s environment in poor shape and its consumption patterns unsustainable from an ecological perspective. Unless urgent action is taken, environmental degradation has the potential to negatively affect China’s hard-won development gains.
UNDP works with key stakeholders in China, including the government and the public, to address environmental concerns in the country in line with the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), China’s 13th Five-Year Plan while also fulfill its commitment towards multi-lateral environment agreement. Under the Energy & Environment focus area, the Country Office has ran portfolios including Biodiversity Conservation; Climate Change Mitigation; Montreal Protocol; Chemicals and POPs Management; Alternative Livelihoods & Renewable Energy; and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme.Find Out About the Environment and Energy Portfolios >
Local herdsman protecting migratory birds, part of a UNDP biodiversity conservation project in Gansumore
China: Reducing Carbon Footprint
Projects and Initiatives
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that adversely affect human health and environmental quality when released into the air, water or soil. more
China has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy, and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs); transportation accounts for 10 to 15 percent of the overall energy consumption. New energy vehicles like Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) provide a solution to reduce the GHGs.more