"Renewable energy sources in Mongolia will be urgently increased"
A preliminary discussion under the theme ‘Mongolia - Green Development’ for the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference kicked off at the State House today on October 21.
New ADB energy policy to support energy access and low-carbon transition in Asia and Pacific
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new energy policy to support universal access to reliable and affordable energy services, while promoting the low-carbon transition in Asia and the Pacific.
National committee in charge of climate change and reduction of desertification established
At the regular Cabinet meeting today on October 20, a National Committee in charge of climate change and reduction of desertification was established.
Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management project launches in Selenge aimag
On October 19, the Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management (STREAM) project was officially launched. The STREAM project aims to increase the capacity of local communities to implement innovative and sustainable long-term landscape management to address food system challenges and climate stresses.
Over 300 entities joining ‘One billion trees’ nationwide campaign
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Some 320 organizations and entities of Mongolia have joined a ‘One billion trees’ nationwide campaign, initiated by the President of Mongolia, so far and planted trees in the ‘Nogoon Kherem’ grove, ‘Bayangol agro’, ‘Shine Nalaikh’ and ‘Bumbatiin Rashaan’ park.
Participatory environmental monitoring teams operating in provinces
In the framework of the UNDP/SEPA Environmental Governance Programme (EGP), a joint team of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry, General Agency for Specialized Inspection, National Human Rights Commission, General Police Agency, UNDP and Steps Without Border NGO worked in Airag and Dalanjargalan soums of Dornogovi aimag and Bayanjargalan soum of Tuv aimag, where a model of participatory environmental monitoring in mining operations have been piloted under the EGP.
President U.Khurelsukh becomes acquainted with operations at reforestation areas
On October 6, President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh became acquainted with the operations at reforestation areas and sapling farms.
External Advisory Committee meeting of “Switch Off Air Pollution” project organized
Opening the meeting, Beatriz Maroto Izquierdo, Country Director of Geres INGO, lead implementer of the project emphasized that “Despite the difficult situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the project is being implemented successfully”. During the opening remarks, H.E. Mr. Sébastien Surun , Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the French Republic to Mongolia said that “I am grateful that this project against air pollution addresses environmental, economic and social factors together.”
Mongolia to spend no less than one percent of GDP to plant one billion trees
President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh has issued a decree directing the Government to develop a comprehensive national program to combat climate change and desertification.
“The time has come for the nation to fight against desertification and soil degradation”
On September 30, President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh held a meeting with forest sector specialists, scholars, and researchers as well as representatives of civil society organizations in connection with the ‘Billion Trees’ national movement.
Mongolia to cooperate with Thailand in the field of meteorology
Mr.Enkhtuvshin Sevjid, Director-General of the National Agency for Meteorological and Environmental Monitoring of Mongolia, and Dr.Surasri Kidtimonton, Director-General of Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation of the Kingdom of Thailand signed the Joint Action Programme (JAP) for Technical Cooperation on Weather Modification
Uvs Lake Depression becomes Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme on September 15 added 20 new sites in 21 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now numbers 727 biosphere reserves in 131 countries, including 22 transboundary sites.
EBRD and EU support better waste management in Ulaanbaatar
Across Mongolia, the connection of people to their environment is a very special one, deeply rooted in the local culture.
Closing event for Green Gold Animal Health Project held
A closing event for Green Gold Animal Health Project, which has been jointly implemented by Swiss Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry for past 17 years was held today.
5.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in Tuv aimag
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has been recorded approximately 18 km northeast of Jargalant soum, Tuv aimag.
Scholars and researchers to cooperate in reducing desertification and soil degradation
On September 4, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan received Director of the Institute of Geography and Geoecology at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences D.Battogtokh and scholar of the institute, Dr. A.Khaulenbek.
Updated Desertification Map of Mongolia developed
The National Agency of Meteorology and Environment has recently published the work, ‘Atlas of Desertification in Mongolia, 2020’ (Монгол орны цөлжилтийн атлас, 2020 он).
Virtual closing workshop of Green Gold Animal Health Project to be held
The closing workshop of the ‘Green Gold Animal Health Project’, which is being implemented by the Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia, will be held virtually on September 10.
Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Children and youth speak out
The recent report on climate change by a consortium of scientists from across the world calls on governments and communities to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gases and other harmful practices to our environment. Without action, we will continue to see natural disasters – draughts, flooding, severe weather events like dzuds, the loss of habitats and erosion of eco systems. The world we leave our children will look very different than the one left to us.
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’
D.Sumiyabazar: Law on Legal Status of Ulaanbaatar City has been successfully amended after 27 years
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership