Bigger Plans for the Stronger Ozone ProtectionMay 27, 2016The 76th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MP) was held in Montreal, Canada from May 8 to 13th. Together with representatives from the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China participated in
Nothing About Us Without Us: Participatory Training Workshop on Disability Rights Conducted in WuhanMay 22, 2016UNDP China partnered with the Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute (PIDLI) to organize a two-day Disability Equality Training (DET) in Wuhan.
‘Being LGBTI in China’ Survey Report LaunchedMay 17, 2016A report based on a survey of nearly 30,000 respondents from all provinces in China reflecting the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people was launched today at the United Nations Compound in Beijing to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
UNDP Participates in the Forum on Urban Governance Systems, Mechanisms and InnovationsMay 17, 2016UNDP China participated in the Eighth Annual Meeting of China Society for Public Sector Reform (CSPSR) and the Forum on Urban Governance Systems, Mechanisms and Innovations, held in Chengdu on 17th May 2016.
UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador Zhou Xun meets UNDP’s Animal Ambassadors for the SDGsMay 15, 2016Chengdu, May 15– UNDP China National Goodwill Ambassador, actress Zhou Xun traveled to the Chengdu Panda Base this weekend to meet with her newest fellow UNDP Ambassadors, the UNDP Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), the Qing He panda twins. Zhou Xun lent her support to the current UNDP Global Panda Naming Campaign and Search for Panda Champions for the Global Goals, as well as calling for awareness and action on the SDGs.
Love Birds Week is Back in AltaiMay 6, 2016To raise awareness on wildlife protection, the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP)-Global Environment Facility (GEF) project in the Altai Mountains and Wetlands, alongside the Altai Mountains Forestry Bureau and Liangheyuan Provincial Nature Reserve Management Bureau, co-host the annual Love Birds Week. It included 6 activities such as bird watching and lectures to educate the key stakeholders to better protect the wildlife and ecosystem in Altai.
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.
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.
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.