Achieving the SDGs by 2030 calls for unprecedented investments and cooperation across all of society – including governments, communities, civil society and the private sector. This is already changing ‘business as usual,’ by putting the SDGs at the centre of how business is done. To support this, the SDG Finance Taxonomy (China) offers a classification system with impact assessment and reporting criteria for finance and investment activities that can make a substantial contribution to at least one SDG, while avoiding significant harm to the others.
Harmonizing Investment and Financing Standards towards Sustainable Development along the Belt and Road
UNDP and China Development Bank launched a joint report on harmonizing investment and financing standards towards sustainable development along the Belt and Road. The purpose of this report is to help drive sustainable development and the attainment of the SDGs through the creation and effective implementation of harmonized best-practice standards that can guide BRI investment and financing.
2019 marked the 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China, and 40th year anniversary of the United Nations and UNDP presence and partnership in China. The Special Edition report reflects on the remarkable changes that have taken place. It takes stock not only of the economic achievements often and widely reported, but, more importantly of the wider range of sustainable human development progress achieved by China.
UNDP assists China in integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into development decisions, promotes the transition to a low-carbon economy and a sustainable society, protect biodiversity, and helps China to further grow into its role as a leading development partner for the world.