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Energy evolution or extinction

As COP 26 draws to a close, humanity stands at a critical crossroads. The path we have travelled until now cannot continue much further, for it ends in extinction for millions of species-and,…  


UNDP Launches Campaign Highlighting Urgency of Taking Climate Action as World Leaders Meet in Glasgow for COP26

To emphasize the urgency of the climate crisis facing the world and the importance of taking immediate action, UNDP has produced an engaging short film as part of a new campaign in which one of the…  


Opening Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann at COP15 Sub-forum 7: Finance Sector Support for Biodiversity

UNDP Resident Representative in China, Beate Trankmann, speaks at the COP15 Sub-forum 7: Finance Sector Support for Biodiversity  


Why Humanity Must Save Nature To Save Itself

Our planet – the only home we have – is at breaking point. Two thirds of our earth’s oceans and three quarters of its land have been damaged by humans. One million species could vanish by 2050 –…  


Leveraging South-South Cooperation to Build Forward Better from COVID-19

As COVID-19’s Delta variant has triggered new waves of infections around the world, and countries continue to deal with the socioeconomic effects of the crisis, it’s clear that the global fight…  


Unlocking the Power of Youth for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the All-China Youth Federation co-hosted the 2021 Asia-Pacific Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship virtually on the 28th of…  


UNDP and Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific jointly organize webinar on COVID-19 prevention and control

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (Basel Centre) jointly hosted a Webinar titled ‘Learning from China's Experience to…  


Use SDGs to Fight Climate Change

Last month, the city of Zhengzhou in Henan province experienced what some meteorologists have labeled a once-in-a-thousand-years event. In just over four days, the city nearly exceeded its annual…  


UNDP Hosts 4th Annual Youth National Dialogue on Climate Action

The 4th annual National Dialogue was convened virtually from 23th to 27th August and was co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for…  


China through the eyes of an International Development Expert

UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Beate Trankmann, shares her thoughts on rural revitalization, a low-carbon transition, and the country's development path moving forward among other topics.  

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