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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 –…  


Cimate Action? 5 Steps our Office is Taking!

Fighting climate change is one of UNDP China’s main objectives, delivering multiple nationwide programs each year. But what about the organization’s own carbon footprint? What is it doing to ensure…  


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…  


Opening Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann at the UN Policy Dialogue on Green Development

Opening Remarks by Beate Trankmann at the UN Policy Dialogue on Green Development, the third installment of a series initiated by the UN Country Team in China as part of the UN Framework for the…  


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…  


Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP)

UNDP’s project-level Social and Environmental Procedure was launched in 2012 as part of a phased roll-out process.The procedure was subsequently revised to align with the Social and Environmental…  


Greening the Logistics Industry in Zhejiang Province

The project is aimed at the widespread application of energy efficient green logistics technology (techniques and practices) in the logistics industry in Zhejiang Province.  


Issue Brief - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) and Economy

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face.Two of the largest contributors to pollution and GHG emissions are the transportation and energy sectors. Hydrogen fuel cell (FC) technology,…  

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