China

The People’s Republic of China is a founding member of ICIMOD, along with seven other member states. China has been a member of ICIMOD since its inception and has been helping to meet its major objectives of poverty alleviation and environmental conservation in Hindu Kush Himalayas.  China contributes core support to ICIMOD and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the designated nodal agency. The incumbent Vice President of CAS formally represents in the ICIMOD Board of Governors. China and ICIMOD have been working together in the areas of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities. ICIMOD`s partner institutions in China include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector.

Country Nodal Agency

Country Focal Point

  • Wu Ning
    Theme Leader
    Ecosystem Services
    ICIMOD 

Regional Programmes engaged  in China

Regional Programme 1: Adaptation to Change

Enhance resilience and support adaptation of vulnerable mountain communities and ecosystems, especially to climate change.

Regional Programme 2: Transboundary Landscapes
Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources (biodiversity, rangelands, farming systems, forests, wetlands and watersheds) in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundariesRegional Programme 3: River Basins
Economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and, where necessary, restoring freshwater ecosystems.Regional Programme 4: Cryosphere and Atmosphere
Regional cryosphere knowledge hub to collate and share knowledge of partners working in the region, and to build capacity to study the cryosphere.Regional Programme 5: Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS)
Enable use of information and knowledge for policies and practices through support from a regional information system in the HKH region.

Partners in China

Strategic and Policy Partner

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Nodal Agency
  • Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB)/ CAS
  • China -ICIMOD Committee
  • China Metrological Administration (CMA)
  • Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI)/CAS
  • Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE)
  • Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP)
  • Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB)
  • Lanzhou University
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Third Pole Environment (TPE)
  • Tibet Academy of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (TAAAS)
  • United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Implementation Partner
  • Asian International Rivers Center Yunnan University (AIRC) 
  • Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB)/ CAS
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR)
  • Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE)/CAS
  • Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB)
  • Sichuan University
  • Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS)
  • Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science (YIES)
  • Yunnan University
Knowledge Partners and Network
  • Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB)/ CAS
  • Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI)/ CAS
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR)
  • Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE)
  • Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP)
  • Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB)
  • Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ)
  • Lanzhou University
  • Sichuan Grassland Sciences Academy (SGSA)
  • Sichuan University
  • Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG)
  • Yunnan  Agriculture University
  • Yunnan  Normal University
  • Yunnan Academy of Forestry Sciences (YAFS)
  • Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science (YIES)
  • Yunnan University

Partners in this category support development and formulation of mountain-specific development strategies, policies and legislation. These key partners include focal ministries, national and regional organisations, and global partners, and the partnerships are usually formalized through a MoU.

Partners in this category include operational partners and research partners. They support regional programme implementation either individually in the RMCs or through the consortium of partners, usually formalized through a LoA with financial obligations.

Partners in this category include universities and academic institutions; regional and global network organisations; science partners and thematic networks; institutions engaged in advocacy, outreach, knowledge sharing and exchange and dissemination including media organisations and publication houses. 

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