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  • Revitalizing the Wetlands in China Feb 23, 2017

    The dam between Liangzi Lake and Niushan Lake in Hubei Province was built in 1980s to create more arable lands and to meet increasing demands on agricultural and fishery products. However the dam seriously impacted the quality of water and the function of the lake in flood-controlling. Subsquently, the Liangzi Lake, which ranged over 400 ha in the 1950s, was reduced to 60% of its total area by 2012.

  • The launch of the Environomist 2017 Carbon Market Research Report Feb 17, 2017

    The fourth edition of the Environomist’s China Carbon Market Research Report examines the outlook for China’s carbon market on the eve of the launch of the national emissions trading scheme. The previous three reports have documented the early developments of the Chinese market through the seven ETS pilots, national and non-pilot area policies, and a description of various types of financial services available to facilitate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and participation in the carbon markets.

  • “Geek for Good” Open Design Challenge Workshop with University Students Jan 20, 2017

    A workshop designed to share UNDP‘s innovation experience with university students and formulate a sense of responsibility towards society was held in Beijing.

  • UNDP and CASS Jointly Support Green Development in Fenghua Jan 16, 2017

    UNDP and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) confirmed a partnership today to jointly support the green development in Fenghua District of Ningbo City. UNDP and CASS will jointly conduct pilot planning for green development in Bay Development District Fenghua, Ningbo, to contribute to the transition towards green development pattern in China.

  • UNDP Youth Solution Trip Inspires Young Leaders to Solve China’s Pressing Social Issues Jan 16, 2017

    The first phase of UNDP’s ‘Youth Solution Trip’ officially comes to an end today, with the final submission of solutions by the participants. Four driven and determined young leaders have now completed the three-week research programme in Guizhou, Southwest China, and will submit their innovative ideas for solving local challenges.

  • UN Development Programme Panda Champions for Global Goals Inaugurated Jan 10, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today honoured 17 ‘Panda Champions for the Global Goals’ at a ceremony to appoint them as advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.

  • Launch of ‘Geek-For-Good’ Open Design Challenge Dec 29, 2016

    China’s first ever UN-led open design challenge kicked off today in Beijing, designed to provide a platform to galvanize citizen engagement and inspire people to find tech-based innovative solutions for some of the toughest development challenges in China.

  • Equal Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities in China Dec 2, 2016

    Persons with disabilities in China are often faced with challenging realities when seeking judicial protection to realize their basic rights, illuminated in a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, ahead of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated annually on 3 December.

  • A Vision for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Chinese Cities Dec 1, 2016

    An assessment tool for Chinese cities has been developed to measure poverty, pollution, resource consumption and the environment to help drive urban development towards more inclusive and resilient future, in a new report by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China.

  • Nicholas Rosellini: Sustainable Urbanization Dec 1, 2016