New China-UNEP Agreement To Boost South-South Cooperation On Climate Change Adaptation


In a new high-level agreement – endorsed today in Nairobi by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner – UNEP and China agree to harness their “strengths, capacities and resources” to assist countries of the Global South combat climate change.

Since 2008, UNEP and China have collaborated with countries across Africa and Asia on climate adaptation projects with co-funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of China.

During the meeting, Premier Li and Mr. Steiner discussed efforts to accelerate China’s transition to an inclusive Green Economy, the Premier’s newly declared “war” on air pollution and the top issues on the agenda of the first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), due to  be held in Nairobi, next month.