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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.  


Issue Brief - China's 14th 5-Year Plan: Spotlighting Climate & Environment

The 14th five-year plan (FYP), covering the years 2021 to 2025, was officially endorsed by the National People’s Congress (NPC) on 11 March 2021. The Plan is divided into 19 sections and 65 chapters,…  


United Nations Policy Dialogue on Green Development

China’s September 2020 pledge to peak its emissions before 2030 and become carbon neutral before 2060 is a momentous objective. It has significant ramifications for future national and global…  


Keynote Speech by Beate Trankmann at UN Policy Dialogue on SDG-aligned Finance for Sustainable Development and Carbon Neutrality

UNDP Resident Representative in China Beate Trankmann speaks at UN Policy Dialogue on SDG Financing  


UNDP-DR PLANT Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Project Launched in Kunming

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today officially launched “UNDP-DR PLANT Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Project". The cooperation will serve as an example of…  


Acting on COVID-posed challenges: Accelerating the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy

In the wake of China's announcement that it would reach carbon neutrality by 2060, the Summary Policy Note presents the main findings of the discussions during the United Nations Policy Dialogue…  


Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann at the launch of the report: Paving the way for low-carbon development globally and along the Belt and Road

UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Beate Trankmann's opening remarks at the launch of the report: Paving the way for low-carbon development globally and along the Belt and Road  


Paving the Way for Low-carbon Development Globally and along the Belt and Road

This report discusses key challenges and opportunities in green development, along with practical policy recommendations with the aim of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, to end poverty and…  

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