Protecting Ozone Layer with Balanced Development
Apr 12, 2017
To recognize the achievements of phasing out ozone depleting substances (ODS) in the solvent sector and preparing more enterprises to join the continuous initiative, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO/MEP), hosted a workshop during in Jiangsu Province.
Greening the Logistics Industry in Zhejiang Province
Mar 30, 2017
Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Chinese logistics industry and freight transport sector, a new project focusing on promoting energy efficient and environmental friendly operation practices in the logistics industry in Zhejiang province was launched on March 24th.
The Made in Africa Initiative: Bringing Together a Strategic Network of Top Development Leaders
Mar 29, 2017
Support for industrialization in Africa received a boost this week with the launch of the Made in Africa Initiative (MIAI) Senior Advisory Board, an initiative that will create a strategic network of top development leaders’ minds to help facilitate the sustainable development of industrialization and economic transformation in Africa by drawing experiences from China and other emerging economies, in line with targets set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.