UNIDO and China to Tackle Climate Change

UN industrial agency partners with China to tackle climate change

7 November 2008: The UN Industrial Development Organization

(UNIDO) is collaborating with China to address the problem of climate change

through agreements to increase clean development mechanism (CDM) clean energy

projects and boost the use of hydropower in Africa.

UNIDO Director-General

Kandeh K. Yumkella signed an agreement with Chen Huan, Deputy Director-General

of the China CDM Fund Management Centre, under which the two bodies will

implement various climate change mitigation schemes, such as transitioning to a

low-carbon economy, over the next three years. In addition to this agreement,

Yumkella entered into an agreement with Chinese and Sierra Leonean officials to

build a hydropower plant on the Bankasoka River in Sierra Leone. Construction

of the plant is to commence in December 2008 and be completed by the end of

2009. [UN

News Release]