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.
Dialogue on China-Pacific Islands Countries Development Cooperation
Nov 22, 2016
China has become a major development partner worldwide, providing not only increased financing but also important knowledge, skills and technology that are relevant to other development countries’ national contexts. The rich development experience and expertise accumulated in China's domestic development over the past six decades can serve as important inputs into the development paths of developing countries, including Pacific island countries
Construction of first Panda Solar Station Commences
Nov 20, 2016
The Construction Commencement Ceremony of the first Panda Solar Station, and opening ceremony of the Panda Summer Innovation Camp was launched in Datong today.
Stronger Partnerships for Promoting SDG17
Nov 17, 2016
Responding to the rising demand of South-South cooperation partners to look for best practices and experience, government officials and researchers met in Beijing to discuss how to generate more evidence of the catalytic value of South-South cooperation (SSC) to development, in complementarity to traditional aid, public and private funds, philanthropy, CSOs and private sector.
Hubei Wetland Welcomes the White-Naped Crane
Nov 14, 2016
With the imminent arrival of winter, two white-naped crane (Grus vipio) were found for the first time in Hubei Shishou National Nature Reserve (NNR), one of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) Hubei Wetland Project Pilot Sites.
The Belt and Road Sustainable Development Cooperation Platform
Nov 11, 2016
Co-sponsored by UNDP, the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) and Outlook Weekly, the Belt and Road Sustainable Development Cooperation Platform was today established in Beijing. The platform aims to facilitate industrial upgrading and governance capacity of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries through green, smart and sustainable technological innovation.