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  • 15 Apr 2015
    Involving Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

    In late March a team conducted field visits as part of the UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) Strengthening the effectiveness of the protected area (PA) system in Qinghai Province project to involve local communities in biodiversity conservation efforts.

  • 09 Apr 2015
    UNDP Enhances the Management Techniques of Chishui City Officials with Training on Payment for Ecosystem Services

    Guizhou Province, 9 April 2015-- the first provincial Project Steering Committee meeting and orientation workshop was held today to enhance local project officers’ understanding of management regulations as they discussed the 2015 work plan for UNDP’s Chishui conservation project.

  • 27 Mar 2015
    Incorporating Bio-Energy in Chongzuo’s 13th Five-Year Plan

    On March 26-27, UNDP met with Guangxi governmental officials and representatives from China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) and Kaidi to better align 2015 planned project activities with local governments’ priorities.

  • 21 Mar 2015
    Hainan’s Bird-loving Week: Part of a Long-term Protection Effort

    To raise public awareness on wildlife protection, under the Hainan Project, the Hainan Forestry Department and An’Ding County People’s government co-hosted the “Bird-Loving Weekend and World Wildlife Day” on March 21. The Hainan project is part of the greater United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening for Biodiversity Conservation Programme­­­.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    UNDP and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Agree on a New Partnership

    Today, Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, met with Pan Jiahua, Director-General of the Sustainable Development Center in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to agree on a new partnership, initially focused on urbanization and climate change.

  • 17 Mar 2015
    Launch of “Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the UNFCCC” Project

    On March 17th, an Inception Workshop for “Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” (TNC) project was launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), with participation from government officials including Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology as well as experts from Tsinghua University and National Climate Strategy Center, among others.

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Effective Partnerships May Ensure the Future of Fuel Cell Vehicles

    On March 13, UNDP China discussed a potential cooperation opportunity in Accelerating the Development and Commercialization of Fuel Cell Vehicles in China Project with representatives from Toyota and AirLiquid. The private sector is seen as being the primary driver of progress in facilitating fuel cell vehicles (FCVs)’s commercialization in China.

  • 09 Mar 2015
    UNDP Launches Chinese E-Book on Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid

    On March 9th, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China launched a Chinese version of the e-book Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation? Originally published in English in 2013, the e-book looks closely at the potential for civil society organisations (CSOs) in developing countries to engage in South-South cooperation (SSC). Funded by Australian Aid, the e-book draws from a major UNDP China study conducted in 2012, including a number of case studies, undertaken in partnership with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC).

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Strengthening Management Effectiveness of Hubei’s Wetland Project

    From February 10th to 11th, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China Country Director visited the Honghu Lake project demonstration site and met provincial and project officers. The main objective behind the visit was to strengthen UNDP’s strategic partnership with the government of Hubei province and provide guidance on effective implementation of the Hubei project

  • 11 Feb 2015
    Launch of China Carbon Market Research Report 2015

    Today, the Environomist China Carbon Market Research Report 2015 was launched at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) compound. Environomist Ltd. is a carbon consulting company experienced in the area of carbon management in China. With contributions from major stakeholders in the development of the country’s carbon markets, such as International Finance Corporation, South Pole Carbon Asset Management, the Central University of Finance and Economics, the 2O Investing Initiative and UNDP, the Environomist has conducted the second annual market-focused China carbon research on China’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS).

  • 30 Jan 2015
    The New Fuel Cell Vehicle is on its Way

    Transportation fundamentally impacts sustainable human development, particularly human health. To further develop the Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) and ensure its large-scale deployment in China, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is preparing to launch the third phrase of Demonstration of Fuel Cell Bus Commercialization in China project. On January 30th, Zhang Weidong, UNDP Programme Manager, discussed the project design with experts from research institutions, universities and private sector.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    Stakeholders Discuss Future of Energy Efficient Bricks Project

    Stakeholders met in an annual meeting on the Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Bricks and Rural Buildings (MTEEBRB) project to evaluate the project’s performance in 2014 and discuss next year’s work plan.

  • 24 Jan 2015
    Role of New Media and Social Innovation in Development

    On 24th January, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China partnered with China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics (CCCPE) to host a Social Innovation Seminar on how new media can enable social innovation and empower civil society organisations (CSOs).

  • 23 Jan 2015
    UNDP Supports Four Outstanding Initiatives at China’s Largest Social Innovation Award Ceremony

    Today four innovative civil society organisation (CSO) initiatives were granted the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Special Award for Social Innovation out of 222 applications at the China Social Innovation Award Ceremony 2014- 2015.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Dialogue on Scaling Up HIV-related Legal Aid Programmes in China

    Today 30 people representing the most prominent HIV and legal organizations in China participated in a UNDP-led consultation on HIV-related legal aid services. The goal of the meeting was to bring together the most experienced organizations to design a programme that in time will lead to HIV legal services being scaled-up and replicated nationwide.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Experts Discuss E-waste for Low Carbon Development in China

    The E-waste Recycling and Disposal & Low Carbon Development seminar, co-organized by UNDP China and Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), was held this Thursday, January 21st, 2015.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Guangdong Provincial Youth League and UNDP-UNV Strengthen Regional Volunteerism

    On January 21st, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) greeted the delegates of Guangdong Provincial Youth League and Guangdong Volunteer Federation to exchange views on the upcoming Strengthening Volunteerism for Regional Sustainable Development in Guangdong Province project.

  • 27 Dec 2014
    Annual Meeting on Hainan Wetlands Project

    The Project Steering Committee (PSC) for the Strengthening Management Effectiveness of Wetland Protected Area System in Hainan for Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity project met on December 27, 2014. The annual meeting brings together stakeholders to evaluate the UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) project’s performance and discuss next year’s work plan.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    Improving Mangrove Protected Areas (PA) Network Management in Hainan

    The first annual meeting of the Mangrove Protected Area (PA) System Network of Hainan Province, marking the network’s official establishment, was hosted on December 26, 2014.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    China Agricultural University Students Visit UNDP China

    Nine students from the Department of Development Studies, College of Humanities and Development Studies, led by their Course Coordinator, Associate Professor Xu Xiuli, met UNDP staff. Both shared professional knowledge about development issues, as well as visions on future global development. A number of UNDP China focus areas were covered, including poverty reduction, South-South and trilateral cooperation, climate change, global governance, and energy and environment for sustainable development.