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03 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Farmers in the country's dry zone already suffer from high levels of poverty, researchers warn

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by drought in China will rocket to tens of billions of dollars per year if global warming breaches the limits set by governments in a 2015 agreement to tackle climate change, scientists said.

04 Aug 2018 description

by Isabelle Gerretsen | @izzygerretsen | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 19:29 GMT

Heat stress, linked to climate change, is likely to cause 38,000 extra deaths a year worldwide between 2030 and 2050.

LONDON, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly heatwaves could kill people working outdoors within hours in China's most populous, agricultural region by 2100 as a result of climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

23 May 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: yan

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The first international conference of the Asia-Oceania Global Earth Observation System of Systems (AOGEOSS) Initiative concluded on May 18 in Deqing in east China's Zhejiang Province. The Deqing Action Plan was passed during the conference to carry out remote sensing observation in regions along the river.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's oceanic authority on Monday called for measures to cope with rising sea levels.

A report released by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said that the average sea level along China's coast in 2017 was 58 mm higher than the average level between 1993 and 2011.

In the past six years, the sea level along China's coast had remained at a high level compared with the pervious 24 years.

12 Jan 2018 description
report Xinhua

XINING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's plateau province of Qinghai last year reported the second highest temperature since records began in 1961.

The average temperature was 3.5 degrees Celsius in 2017, 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than normal, said the Qinghai Meteorological Service.

The average temperature between December 2016 and February 2017 was minus 6.7 degrees Celsius, the warmest winter since 1961, the agency said.

The year of 2016 was the warmest year since 1961 with 3.7 degrees Celsius in average temperature.

10 Jan 2018 description

Key lessons on managing flood risks from the Yangtze River floods in 2016 illustrate a connection between flood risk management, environmental management, and ecosystem sustainability.

08 Jan 2018 description

5 December 2017 – Chinese Minister for Environmental Protection Li Ganjie signed a strategic cooperation agreement with UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim. The agreement aims to support UN Environment in building the capacities of developing countries to address environmental issues, sustainably develop their economies and increase awareness of environmental challenges. It also strongly focuses on South-South cooperation among Asian and African countries.

05 Jan 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Xiang Bo

HOHHOT, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, known for its vast grasslands and cold weather, recorded its warmest year in 56 years in 2017.

The average temperature of the region last year was 6.5 degrees Celsius, 1.4 degrees higher than the historical average and the highest since 1961, according to local meteorological authority Thursday.

23 Nov 2017 description

Climate change is one of biggest challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. The Chinese Government has always attached great importance to tackling climate change and strengthened the work on low-carbon development and climate change adaptation since the beginning of 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period (2016-2020). As an important part of the five-year plan for national economic and social development, the Work Plan for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions During the 13th Five-Year Plan Period has been formulated and implemented.

03 Nov 2017 description

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step is a Chinese proverb that has long made its way into the public consciousness. Ant Financial is taking this proverb and amplifying it to help bring an end to climate change – by using its digital clout to ensure tens of millions of steps to cut out greenhouse gas emissions.

21 Sep 2017 description

BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (20 September 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help the Guizhou provincial government reduce its rocky desertification areas and improve people’s livelihoods through water resources conservation as well as environment and ecology restoration.

02 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: yan

ZHANGJIAKOU, Hebei Province, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Walking under the shade of the trees, Wang Wenhua remembers the days when the barren mountains were swept by sandstorms.

"After we had the forest planted, gone were the sandstorm and flash floods," said the 59-year-old woman. "Villagers saw the improvement and their minds changed as well."

Wang lives in the Zhenzigou village of Guyuan county, Zhangjiakou in northern China's Hebei Province, believed to be a "protective screen" for the capital Beijing.

23 Dec 2016 description
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Author: Jenni Ratilainen

Beijing, China — On 12 December 2016, one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Women launched the new research report, “Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China” in Beijing. The research fills a crucial literature gap in the country and supports evidence-based discussion on the future of climate change and disaster reduction in China.

03 Aug 2016 description

Groups such as environmental or health NGOs must disclose details on members, leaders and donations, say draft rules from Ministry of Civil Affairs

BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicise specific information like funding and membership or face being banned.

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05 Jul 2016 description

Representatives of mountain communities in five countries have called for support to help them maintain traditional ways of protecting their landscapes and natural resources in the face of climate change.

More than 50 indigenous mountain peoples representing mountain communities in China, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Peru gathered in the Stone Village, in Yunnan, Southwest China in May, 2016, to discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. 

11 Jan 2016 description

Introduction

Climate change is expected to have signifi cant impacts on the socioeconomy and environment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with ramifi cations for sustainable development and economic growth. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recognizes the serious challenges to sustainable development posed by climate change, and is committed to assisting its member countries in identifying climate risks, reducing these risks through mitigation, adapting to risks as necessary, increasing resilience, and reducing vulnerability.

17 Dec 2015 description

In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.

09 Jul 2015 description

By Hui Ma, IFRC

Severe floods in China have left at least 108 people dead and damaged hundreds of homes and properties in 20 provinces. Between 26 June and 2 July, the Red Cross Society of China responded to the disaster by activating their emergency response mechanisms covering the provinces of Hubei, Sichuan, Anhui and Jiangsu as well as Xinjiang Autonomous Region.