TheChinese Version of the Sixth Global Environment OutlookRegional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific was launched in Beijing
Event: 9 December, Beijing--The Chinese version of the sixth Global Environment Outlook Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific was launched in Beijing, co-hosted by UN Environment and Elion Foundation, supported by Ministry of Environment Protection of China. Mr. Erik Solheim, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of UN Environment, Mrs. Song Xiaozhi, Deputy Director General of Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Environment Protection of China, as well as Mr. Wang Wenbiao, Chairman of Elion Resources Group and Elion Foundation presented at the event and made welcome remarks to the participants. Dr. Zhou Guomei, Co-Chair of the Regional Assessment, and Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist of UN Environment, introduced the key findings of the report and the regional and global processes.
Research report from China reveals women more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
Event: Launched on the one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, a new research report commissioned by UN Women shows that women and men in China are impacted differently by climate change.
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
Event: London, 3 November 2016 – The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it released its annual Emissions Gap report.
FAO – UNOPS Mission to Mongolia Promoting South-South Cooperation
Event: Beijing, China, October 31, 2016 – Led by FAO’s Dr. Katinka de Balogh and UNOPS China’s Kate Taylor, a four-person mission visited Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, and Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia, to explore and promote nutrient-rich, high quality food trade between Mongolia, China and the Middle East. The aim of the mission was to fact-find in support of initiatives supporting the world’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those that address hunger, good health and well-being, and decent work and economic growth.
First Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Turning Goals into Actions
Event: One year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more than 140 world leaders as well as high-level representatives from the private sector, civil society and academia have gathered at the United Nations this week to recognize the unprecedented global commitment made to end poverty and build a more sustainable world.
China hosts international symposium on Agroecology to advance work on SDGs in Kunming
Event: 31 August 2016, Kunming – To promote dialogue and share experiences on implementing Agroecology approaches in Asia and China, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) , Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences(CAAS) and partners met on 29 to 31 August 2016, in Kunming China.
Achieving the 2030 Agenda through Innovative Approach
Event: The United Nations (UN) System in China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today jointly hosted a high-level forum in Guiyang, Guizhou Province in P. R. China during the Eco-Forum Global 2016, to discuss and explore how to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ecological civilization through innovative approach both in rural and urban areas.
United Nations Secretary-General to visit China from 6-10 July
Event: On Wednesday, 6 July, the Secretary-General will arrive in Beijing, China, from New York. The following day, he will meet with President Xi Jinping as well as other senior officials, including Premier Li Keqiang, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Evaluate Land to Halt Annual Loss of 24 Billion Tonnes of Fertile Soil, Expert Panel Says
Event: The world needs to improve the way land is evaluated in order to unlock its true potential and reverse the alarming pace of land degradation, like the loss of 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil and 15 billion trees every year, a new report from the International Resource Panel says.
UNAIDS, Xinhua co-launch Ending AIDS video in New York’s Times Square
Event: NEW YORK, 8 June 2016—On the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, UNAIDS and the Xinhua News Agency are co- launching a video message encouraging people to get on the Fast-Track to ending AIDS by 2030. The message is being broadcast on one of the giant LED screens in Times Square in New York, United States of America.