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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The EU and China (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Two Sides’) recognise their critical roles in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The seriousness of the challenge calls upon the two sides to work constructively together for the common good, in the context of sustainable economic and social development.
The IFRC East Asia Regional Office (EARO) supports and builds capacities of National Societies (NSs) in the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC supports all five national Red Cross Societies in the region and additionally has long-term planning frameworks specifically for the NSs in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Beijing, China, 12 November 2014
The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The seriousness of the challenge calls upon the two sides to work constructively together for the common good.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 - Today the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $60 million loan to the People’s Republic of China to reduce the vulnerability of fishing communities to extreme weather events in the country’s south eastern coastal Fujian Province.
The 10th Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia is held in China Meteorological Administration (CMA) from April 23 to 25. This is sponsored by WMO, hosted by CMA National Climate Center and supported by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and National Development and Reform Commission.
Over 40 representative from other countries, Chinese Hong Kong and Macao and 40 from Chinese mainland participated in the seminar. 2 experts from America are also invited.
Source: Reuters - Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:35 AM
BEIJING, Dec 9 (Reuters) - China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday.
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- Who are we?
The East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is based in Beijing, China and provides support to the five National Red Cross Societies in East Asia: China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The IFRC EARD has a status agreement with the Government of China and functions as a regional delegation and representation of the IFRC and as a country office in providing direct support to Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).
By Dhanasree Jayaram Guest contributor