Banking on action: How ADB achieved 2020 climate finance milestone one year ahead of time
As they extend their power grids, build more roads and bigger cities, and cultivate forestland, developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are increasingly contributing to the global climate change problem. Two of the top three emitters of greenhouse gases are developing countries in Asia—the People’s Republic of China and India. At the same time, five Asian developing countries are among the top 10 most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. Across the region, livelihoods and economic growth are increasingly exposed to climate change impacts and disaster risk. Clearly, Asia and the Pacific must play a strong role in efforts to address climate change.
Minister N.Tserenbat: Mongolia becomes one of the first countries to renew its nationally determined contribution
Mongolian delegates led by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat is attending the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties UN Climate Change Conference.
Memorandum signed for joint establishment of solar power station with ROK
Deputy Governor of Orkhon aimag S.Batjargal signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Head of the Representative Office of Mine Reclamation Corp. (MIRECO) of the Republic of Korea Yon Gyu Hun.
Soil contamination persists to be an issue
A scientific conference took place under the theme ‘Soil Studies in Mongolia 2019’ on December 5. Researchers and professionals discussed soil pollution, criticizing the insufficient measures that have been taken on the issue with soil contamination continuing to be the same.
Two percent of national GDP to be spent on green economy in 2020
With the United Nations defining the main tool to reach sustainable development goals as the green economy, Mongolia approved the Green Development Policy document in 2014, and its implementation plan in 2016.
First steering committee meeting for Sustainable Tourism Development Project takes place
In the framework of the Sustainable Tourism Development Project being implemented by the Ministry of Environment in the framework of the loan agreement signed between the Government of Mongolia, and the Asian Development Bank, the first steering committee meeting took place on December 2.
Green Passport application to encourage eco-friendly attitudes
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Upon the initiative of Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, about 120 thousand students of secondary and high schools in Mongolia have joined the ‘Green Passport’ campaign and using ‘Green Passport’ record-keeping book for environmental education.
Mongolia announces nationally determined contribution for Paris Agreement
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. With purpose of tackling climate change, one the pressing global issues, world countries have undertaken nationally determined contributions within in the scope of the Paris Agreement, which sets out to limit global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C and aims to strengthen countries' ability to deal with the impacts of climate change and support them in their efforts. Mongolia ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016.
4.3 magnitude earthquake recorded today in Gobi-Altai aimag
Today morning, at 05.27am, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the area named ‘Ereen Nuruu’, 20 km away from Tseel soum center of Gobi-Altai aimag.
Training on waste management of chemicals used in mining kicks off
In the framework of the Environmental Governance Programme implemented by the UNDP with the financial support of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, a three-day training kicked off under the theme, ‘Waste management of hazardous and toxic chemicals used in mining operations, and land rehabilitation’, on November 6.
Japanese gas heating equipment being installed at schools and kindergartens
‘Gascom’ company has been implementing a project ‘Gas solution’ since 2018, replacing low pressure stoves of schools and kindergartens in ger areas of the capital city with gas heating system.
Eagles come back after migrating to Himalayas
Trained eagles of eagle hunters of Bayan-Ulgii aimag that were set free in the wild have come back after migrating to the Himalayas covering over 6,000 kilometers.
Research ‘Support for Household Adaptation to Climate Change in Mongolia’ to be conducted
On October 28, A.Ariunzaya, Chairperson of the National Statistics Office of Mongolia and other relevant officials met with Dr. Kati Krahnert, working group leader at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.
Stove that uses waste cooking oil for fuel introduced
Flint bio stove that uses waste cooking oil as fuel was introduced yesterday on October 23. Used in developing countries in order to reduce air pollution and electricity costs, this type of stove is unique for not requiring coal or any other types of fuel.
'Mongolian Noble Fibre' certification mark - proof of sustainable cashmere introduced
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia, Asian Development Bank Mongolia (ADB) and Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association jointly organized a ‘Mongolian Noble Fiber’ international high-level forum On October 24.
Memorandum of Cooperation established with Global Green Growth Institute
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat held a meeting with Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Seoul, South Korea.
Snow Leopard Day marked
On October 20, the World Wildlife Fund Mongolia Programme Office together with the Scout Association of Mongolia celebrated the International Snow Leopard Day for the fifth year at Khunnu Mall.
‘Water and Mining’ data hackathon to be held
Disclosure to Development (D2D) Program of the International Finance Corporation is to hold a data hackathon ‘Water and Mining’ on October 19-20 at HUB Innovation Center with aims to hold public discussion based on proof in a way of using open data related to natural wealth, upgrade investment environment and render support on increasing positive impact of development based on natural wealth.
2,654 reindeer to winter in East and West Taigas
The number of reindeer in Khuvsgul aimag continues to increase in recent years. This year, 2,654 reindeer will be wintering in the East and West Taigas of Tsagaannuur soum.