Facilitating Economic Transformation and Sustainable Development in Wuhai City

As UNDP China’s first step in greening the mining industry, which is closely related to all the 17 SDGs, this project will explore options for transitioning the economy to a green economy that is inter alia, low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. The project will also promote ecosystem remediation and wetland conservation in the mining areas to reduce environmental risks and scarcities. The objective of the project, to help facilitate the realization of a green economy, is to be achieved by strengthening the environmental and development policy process, pilots in mine management and slag mountain management, pilots in new energy sources, promoting biodiversity conservation and ecotourism, increasing livelihood opportunities with a focus on women, and increasing indigenous people knowledge of environmental issues, and providing solid project management and technical support.

With UNDP’s facilitation and support for the project as well as Guangna’s endeavors, Guangna has already been awarded the first “Green Mine Mountains” at the autonomous region level.



Project start date:

April 2018

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in China

    Implementing partner:

    China International Centre For

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of China
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $6,010

    2019 $47,810

    2018 $22,164


    ·         The transitioning of Wuhai City’s economy to a green economy is well underway by 2022.

    ·         By 2022, Wuhai city implements strengthened environmental protection frameworks and sustainable development policies and initiatives.  

    Expected results:

    ·         Output 1: Policies and management frameworks related to the development planning of Wuhai's industrial sector in place and/or strengthened.

    ·         Output 2:  Wuhai City has the tools in place to become one of the first cities to be certified as a “green mining pilot” as per Chinese regulation.

    ·         Output 3: Successful implementation of low-carbon actions, low carbon tools in place, and relevant persons with increased knowledge in low carbon technology and initiatives.

    ·         Output 4: Policy recommendations on incentive policies and regulations in place.

    ·         Output 5: Pilots in hydrogen economy and carbon circular economy initiatives conducted.

    ·         Output 6: Pilots in carbon capture and utilisation technologies conducted.

    ·         Output 7:  Methodology in carbon emission reduction by fuel cells application in transportation sector in place.

    ·         Output 8: Eco-tourism initiatives in mining related areas in place and/or strengthened.

    ·         Output 9: Solid Waste Management (slag dumps) promoted and strengthened.

    ·         Output 10: Capacity of Wuhai City in wetland management effectively strengthened.

    ·         Output 11: New livelihood business model researched and demonstrated, and livelihood opportunities for men and women indigenous people strengthened.

    ·         Output 12: Capacity of Wuhan City in planning and implementing environment education and communications effectively strengthened.

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