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Chinese donors send water generators to 5 Ethiopian schools

Over 2,000 Ethiopian elementary school students will soon get access to clean water thanks to five newly donated atmospheric water generators. The generators were donated last month by the China-Africa Leadership Development Institute of Tsinghua University (CALDI-THU), HurRain NanoTech, and…

Expert: China urgently needs ESG system

China urgently needs to establish an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework in order to establish a green financial system to regulate sustainable investment behavior, to promote green and high-quality development of enterprises, and to achieve peak carbon and carbon…

Sewage industry has potential to reduce emissions

The concept of modern sewage treatment did not arrive in China until the early 20th century. The Shanghai North Sewage Treatment Plant established in 1923 was the first such facility in the country, covering an area of 0.84 hectares with…

Indicator system set to improve volunteering opportunities

China Youth Volunteer Association recently released announced the “Indicator System of Volunteer Service in Colleges and Universities (Trial)”, aiming to provide professional guidance for objective evaluation and effective improvement of volunteer work in colleges and universities. The indicator system takes…

Chinese NGO helps plant forest in Indonesia

China House and Conversation Action Network Borneo (CAN) in Indonesia have worked together since 2017, jointly establishing the Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) in 2020. Earlier this year, the center partnered with Fellow Village Community to carry out a planting…

Innovative measures set to help China achieve carbon goals

Many NGOs and social media accounts reposted CCTV’s advocacy article about carbon reduction on June 15, the 7th National Low Carbon Day, explaining to the public environmental concepts such as green carbon, blue carbon, and carbon emissions trading. The article…

17 departments issue new national climate strategy

Seventeen departments including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology and others jointly issued the “National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2035”, making overall plans to prepare the country to adapt…

China Charity Ranking broadcast draws millions

Broadcast for three hours, China Philanthropy Times’ live event releasing the 19th (2022) China Charity Ranking drew more than 5.5 million online viewers. The event featured 46 guest speakers and was covered by over 280 media outlets across the country.…

From loggers to guardians of the forests

China has stepped-up afforestation efforts and completely stopped the commercial logging of forests in the past decade. Large-scale tree planting projects have been carried out all over the country, with a total of 1.17 billion mu (193 million acres) of…

Guangdong issues rules for community social organizations

Editor’s note: Guangdong is known for piloting new policies and played a vital role in China’s economic reforms at the end of the 1970s. Guangdong Provincial Department of Civil Affairs recently issued the “Guangdong Province Community Social Organization Classification and…

Professor: improve China’s NGO evaluation system

Professor Zhu Zhaonan from Beijing Qiyue Philanthropy Service Center recently gave a speech at an event hosted by Nonprofit-Evaluation. Zhu said that NGOs, or non-profit organizations, have experienced a period of great development worldwide including in mainland China in the…

New initiative to push sustainable urban development

In line with the common goal of green innovation to help sustainable urban development, China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI) and Shenzhen Green Finance Association is hosting this year’s social innovation acceleration camp. Supported by the United Nations Development…

Large donations exceeded 1.22 billion yuan in April

April saw roughly 40 large donations of 10 million yuan ($1.5 milllion) or more from enterprises and individuals, totaling more than 1.22 billion yuan in total, according to the China Philanthropy Times. Of the four grand donations (100 million yuan…

China expands national carbon monitoring network

China is about to establish a national carbon monitoring network covering major cities in major regions, according to the country’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). “With the successful launch of the atmospheric environment monitoring satellite on April 16, China…

Beijing court uses cases to promote conservation awareness

On May 22, International Day for Biological Diversity, Beijing Fangshan District People’s Court introduced two typical cases related to biodiversity conservation to the public using social media. Case 1 In early January 2020, the defendant, Gao, purchased a Sulcata tortoise…