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Mapping the Palm Oil Value Chain: Opportunities for sustainable palm oil in Indonesia and China

Palm oil is among the most debated crop oil of our time and it fully embodies the trade-off between economic development and environmental degradation. The industry's booming expansion has triggered…  


Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been prepared for the submission of the UNDP project proposal “Strengthening the Protected Area Network for Migratory Bird Conservation…  


Nicholas Rosellini: Welcoming Remarks UN Day Event 2018

Welcoming Remarks at the 2018 UN Day Event, by Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator  


Contributing to Biodiversity Conservation in Daxing’anling

A conference to share the lessons learnt and best practices from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project, ‘management effectiveness on protected areas in Daxing’anling’ was held in…  


A More Sustainable Home for Migratory Birds in Gansu

Growing up in Guomaotan wetland, Xihedao is very familiar with migratory birds passing by every winter. “Wildfowls like black-necked cranes and swans are attached to their partners for a lifetime.…  


Biodiversity Conservation Yields Organic Tea

As a seasoned tea farmer, Li Mingshui is well acquainted with Xinyang Maofeng tea, one of the most famous green teas in China. “To cultivate the best tea leaves, it is important to find a place with…  


Upgrading Lifestyle for the Birds and People

With its unique grassland mountains and wetlands, Qinghai province provides the ideal shelter for many wildlife species. With its cold atmosphere and abundant water supply, the Naren wetland possesses…  


Improving Local Livelihoods by Protecting the Ningxia Desert

“The cold winds from the north and the west blew up the sands, and all you could see was sand – everywhere,” recounted Liu Zhanyou, the Village Chief of Liuyaotou, Ningxia. The desert-like Ningxia…  


Sustainable Forest Management Boosts Development of Carbon Markets

The mountain scenery of Miyun County has changed over recent decades. Before the 1980s, mountains in Miyun were barren, with only a thin layer of soil covering the mountain rocks. It was difficult to…  


Preserving Biodiversity and Restoring Ecosystems

At over 3,400 metres above sea level, visitors to the Ruoergai peat lands on the edge of the Tibetan plateau may find that their most striking feature is not their natural beauty, but the thousands of…  

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