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  • UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges Apr 26, 2017

    UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change

  • UN-led open design challenge held in Beijing to showcase how tech innovation can tackle social development challenges in China Apr 25, 2017

    China’s first ever UN-led open design challenge concluded today in Beijing’s 798 Art District, with 10 finalists showcasing innovative tech solutions designed to find solutions for pressing development challenges in China.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 20, 2017

    New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

  • Training Course on Earthquake Emergency Search and Rescue held in Beijing Apr 18, 2017

    In recent years, earthquakes have occurred more frequently and unexpectedly across the world, with a total of 17 in 2016 in countries ranging from Burma to Ecuador and New Zealand. Due to the huge economic, environmental and social effects earthquakes can have on communities in the affected countries, improving Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been recognized as an essential goal for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that communities receive both rapid support and operational training.

  • Tobacco - China’s addiction to an outdated and impoverishing economy Apr 14, 2017

    Smoking-related diseases are on track to claim more than 200 million lives in China this century, a new joint WHO/UNDP report warns. The majority of these deaths will occur in China’s poorest and most vulnerable communities unless critical steps are taken to reduce China’s dependency on tobacco.

  • 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.

  • Norwegian Prime Minister meets with UNDP Representatives during Delegation visit Apr 12, 2017

    Norway’s Prime Minister H.E. Erna Solberg led a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China from 7th to 10th April. The main purpose of the visit was to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China.

  • 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.