Promoting Low Carbon Development Initiatives: The story of China and IndiaMay 4, 2016The concept of low carbon development is an important one in both China and India. In China, the National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) describes low-carbon development as the development of a socio-economic system that can realize low carbon emissions. India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) highlights the co-benefit approach for low carbon activities that could in turn ensure energy security, reduced local pollution, and increase access to energy through distributed and decentralized forms of energy systems.
Discussion on the Development of Biomass Energy in ChinaMay 4, 2016To correspond with Earth Day 2016, a roundtable discussion on the challenges in developing biomass energy in China was hosted at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China. Mr. Patrick Havermen, UNDP Deputy Country Director, discussed the problems and potential solutions with biomass experts from research institutes and academia.
Long-term planning essential to deal with unprecedented demographic transition, says UNDP Asia-Pacific Human Development ReportApr 26, 2016If countries do not start planning for this demographic transition, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report. They also risk a surge in youth frustration, exacerbating instability and conflict.
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
Green Watershed Awarded Equator Prize in BeijingApr 22, 2016The Yunnan Green Watershed Management Research and Promotion Center was celebrated as a winner of the Equator Prize 2015 at a ceremony held in Beijing, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty reduction and climate action. It is one of twenty-one community initiatives from across the world that were awarded the prize in 2015, selected from 1,461 nominations submitted by communities in 126 countries.
UNDP China releases pioneering study on China’s South-south Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationApr 22, 2016With a record number of countries preparing to sign the Paris Agreement today at a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, UNDP China is pleased to share its report: More Money More money, more impact? China’s Climate Change South-South Cooperation to date and future trends. South-South cooperation is an increasingly crucial component in tackling climate change and China is taking a leading role in helping other developing countries to ensure that their commitments made in the Paris Agreement can be met.
UNDP’s panda campaign kicked off in Korea to promote Sustainable Development GoalsApr 21, 2016Today the opening ceremony for the Global Art Exhibition of Giant Panda was held at the Samsung Everland Exhibition Hall of Giant Panda Pavilion in Yongin, South Korea. The event was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who also kicked off the Korean leg of its global Panda Naming Campaign for UNDP’s first Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Yi Minority and Nepali weaving communities join forces to launch collection at Shanghai Fashion Week 2016Apr 15, 2016On the 15th April, a collection of cross-culture artisan products combining Yi embroidery from Yongren Country of Yunnan Province and Pashmina from Nepal, part of the Project on Empowerment of Women for Culture-based Livelihood Development, was launched at a side event during Shanghai Fashion Week.