China Trust Fund

In 2012, UN Environment and China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (China MEP) signed a framework agreement on strategic cooperation. Its overall objective was to strengthen mutual support and to build the capacity of developing countries to address environmental issues, sustainably develop their economies and increase awareness of environmental challenges.

China MEP has since pledged $2 million annually to the China Trust Fund, which focuses on capacity building in African, ASEAN and Central Asian regions and South-South cooperation. The Trust Fund has the following priority areas:

Phase I: USD 2 Million annually 2013 – 2015

  • Optimal utilization of an ecosystems approach for the protection of biodiversity and human well-being

  • Promoting green economies

  • Implementing environmental obligations and achieving environmental goals through strengthened governance and institutions

  • Addressing environmental problems and compliance with the requirements of multilateral environmental agreements

Phase II: USD 2 Million annually 2016 – 2018

  • Sharing and exchange of theory and practice on green development and contributing to the progress in building a green Belt and Road

  • Building capacity to tackle water, air and soil-based pollution and reporting on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

  • Capacity building programs on ecosystems and biodiversity in the ASEAN region and Mainland Southeast Asia

  • Establishing an institution for enhancing capacity and sharing best practices on the use of environmental technology

  • Fulfilling obligations set out in the multilateral environmental agreements on chemicals and provision of a platform for experience sharing and technology transfer

China Trust fund

 

Knowledge Products and Resources: 

China Trust Fund Phase I Brochure (in English):

China Trust Fund Phase I Brochure (in Chinese):

China Trust Fund Phase II Brochure (in English)

China Trust Fund Phase II Brochure (in Chinese)

 

Ecosystem Management

Web Story on Genetic Resources for the Benefit of All

Training video on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans implementation with a Focus on Ecosystem Services

Webinar on Capturing Value and Implementing The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policymaking: lessons learned and experiences in natural capital and ecosystem services valuation and their links to National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (in Russian)

 

Environmental Governance

Experiences and Good Practices in China and ASEAN on Biodiversity Planning and Implementation

Enforcement of Environmental Law: Good Practices from Africa, Central Asia, ASEAN Countries and China (in English and in Russian)

Webpage on the first Africa-Asia Inter-regional Expert Meeting on Enforcement of Environmental Law

Webpage on the Second Africa-Asia Inter-Regional Expert Meeting on Environmental Enforcement

 

Chemicals and Waste

Workshops held on Mercury Convention

Proceedings on workshops and regional meetings on Mercury Convention

Awareness raising materials on Mercury Convention

Webpage and resources on Environmentally Sound Management of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and their waste in selected Asia-Pacific Countries

Indicators and Information Systems for Biodiversity and Development: Guidance from the Pan-European Region

Indicators and Information Systems for Biodiversity and Development: Guidance from the Pan-European Region

Toolkit for Establishing Laws to Control the Use of Lead in Paint

 

Resource Efficiency

Comparative Analysis of Green Public Procurement and Ecolabelling in China, Japan, Thailand and Republic of Korea: Lessons Learned and Common Success Factors

A Sampling of Successes in Green Public Procurement: Case Studies of Green Public Procurement Implementation in Asia-Pacific Countries

Webpages and resources on South-South Cooperation in Mongolia and Central Asian Countries

Webpages and resources on South-South Cooperation in Mongolia and Central Asian Countries