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  • 26 Dec 2014
    Improving Mangrove Protected Areas (PA) Network Management in Hainan

    The first annual meeting of the Mangrove Protected Area (PA) System Network of Hainan Province, marking the network’s official establishment, was hosted on December 26, 2014.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Joining Hands across Continents

    The Chinese Government and UNDP China is helping Zambia and Ghana increase access to energy in rural areas, and more importantly, build their capacity for absorbing the transferal of innovative renewable energy solutions and make them work on the ground. Collaborating with Ministry of Science and Technology of China and governments of Zambia and Ghana, and UNDP China, the China-Zambia and China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer projects were launched on 18 August 2014.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Inception Workshop for Payment for Watershed Services Project

    The inception workshop of the Payment for the Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity project (The Chishui PWS project) was hosted on December 16, 2014. This project is formulated under UNDP’s partnership with Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO)/Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), and implemented by Environmental Protection Department of Guizhou Province.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Paving the Way to a DDT-free China

    A decade-long effort in eliminating DDT was drawn to a close at the wrap-up conference for the Alternative DDT usage for Antifouling Paint Production in China Project on October 17th. UNDP Assistant Country Director, Mr. Carsten Germer, along with representatives from FECO, line governmental officials and private sectors witnessed the realization of the most recent milestone of this project.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Energy Efficient Vehicles continue "Touring across China"

    “Touring across China,” an event showcasing energy efficient vehicles including FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicles) was launched at Beijing Automobile Museum on September 23rd.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    Opening Remarks for UNDP & Baidu Big Data Joint Lab Launch Ceremony

  • 11 Aug 2014
    Surveying Green Development in China: Beijing-Macao Ecological Cultural Exchange Event

    A group of local and Macanese students served as volunteer forest teachers for about 70 local pupils in the suburbs of Beijing after receiving tailor-made training.

  • 28 Jul 2014
    China’s Green Development Concept Reaching out to Macanese Students

    Far from the burning downtown of Beijing City, a group of local and Macanese students were serving as volunteer forest teachers for about 70 local pupils in the suburbs on 26th July after receiving tailor-made training the previous day.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Cycling for A Greener World

    The United Nations system in China teamed up with China Bicycle Association (CBA) and other partners to promote an environmentally-friendly transport mode with a cycling event around the Sanlitun area in Beijing today.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    United Nations Public Service Announcement Urges Global Citizens to Think Green: UNDP unveils first-ever animated PSA on World Environment Day

    To mark World Environment Day, UNDP today launched its first-ever animated Public Service Announcement (PSA) in China on the topic of green consumption and an accompanying social media campaign to promote environmental awareness.

  • 09 May 2014
    UNDP attends Water Stewardship Workshop in Shanghai

    Designed for replenishment by underground water supplies, the Lotus Lake Wetlands faced a shortage of water resources and deterioration of its water environment.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    UNDP meets with representatives from Macao, reviews sustainable forest management project achievements and goals

    The annual Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of the UNDP-Macao Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management took place on 25 April 2014 in Beijing. A representative of the donor, the government of Macao SAR, joined the meeting, during which the 2013 achievements of the project and the work plan for 2014 were reviewed.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Getting down and dirty in the efforts to go green

    The sky was gray when the workforce left the relative comfort of the bus. Once outside the workforce shuffled along to the edge of the forest, where the mixed group of people, including many women and children, gathered around to receive instructions on how to use the assorted shovels and pickaxes that lay in front of them.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    UNDP supports conversion to non-ozone-depleting refrigerant in demonstration project

    New team representatives Jacques van Engels and William Kwan, from the Montreal Protocol Unit at UNDP headquarters, and Balaji Natarajan, from the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), visited the Tsinghua Tongfang Company on 18 April 2014.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    BRESL project to expand in potential new initiative abroad

    On 2 April 2014, the China Delegation led by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director General of the Department of Resource Conservation and Environment Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), visited the Myanmar government and UNDP Myanmar in Rangoon. The objective of the visit was to expand the main achievements of the Barrier Removal to the Cost Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL), a regional project jointly carried out by NDRC and UNDP, with six countries involved: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Helping to Save “the Kidneys of the Earth”: Main Streams of Life (MSL) – The Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening Programme

    Wetlands play an important ecological and socioeconomic role. Covering 6% of the world’s land surface and holding approximately 12% of the global carbon pool, wetlands are vitally important for ecosystems and carbon sequestration, providing key habitats for flora and fauna.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Pre-launch of a groundbreaking report between China and India on climate change held

    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), today addressed Chinese and international experts on global climate change issues, at an event organized by UNDP China which also featured a discussion of a groundbreaking report between China and India on low carbon collaboration.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Top academic speaks on climate change and discusses groundbreaking report

    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), today addressed Chinese and international audiences on global climate change issues, at an event which also featured a discussion of a groundbreaking report between China and India on low carbon collaboration.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    UNDP helps launch "The Future We Want" Event in Beijing

    The Future We Want is an opportunity for a national and international conversation about how to achieve a better future for our children. This year the focus will be mainly on transport solutions. The ceremony included speeches from UNDP, China Business Network, the World Wide Fund and from sponsors Giant Bicycles and Samsung. These immediately grappled with questions about building a better future – considering solutions in green technology and green transport amongst others.

  • 25 Oct 2013
    Xu Haoliang, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Asia-Pacific Bureau Director, visits China

    From 23 to 25 October, Xu Haoliang, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau of UNDP, visited China. During his visit Mr. Xu met with a wide range of members of the Chinese government, including from the Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.

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