Government of Mongolia and ADB sign deal to develop ecotourism in two national parks
On June 13, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia signed a USD38 million loan to develop ecotourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park and Onon-Balj National Park to serve as models for economically inclusive development and conservation in Mongolia.
Training on mine reclamation organized
The Environment Department of the capital city in collaboration with the office of South Korea’s Mine Reclamation Corp. (MIRECO) in Mongolia, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), and Fresh Water Resources and Nature Conservation Center organized training and seminar themed ‘Sustainable Mining Development – Technologies for Mitigation of Environmental Impacts of Mining’ on June 10-12.
‘Green Passport - Green Grove’ parks opened in eight aimags
As a continuation of the 'Green Passport' campaign that has been implemented since March 2018 at the initiation of Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, the activity to build a ‘Green Grove’ in each of the 21 aimags and 9 districts began on June 10 with the opening of small parks with a collection of woody plants under the name, ‘Green Passport - Green Grove’.
Evaluating necessity of enhancing biosafety
In the frameworks of the implementation of international conventions joined by Mongolia, the National Committee on Biosafety of Mongolia organized a seminar in partnership with the CBRN CoE Initiative to evaluate the necessity of enhancing biosafety and bioprotection management and plan further measures on June 4-6.
Philippe Lienhart: Mongolia will become renewable energy exporting country
Project report on Northeast Asia Power System Interconnection has been completed and its handover ceremony to the Government took place yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Four takhis to be brought home from Prague Zoo
On June 19, four other Przewalski's mares will arrive in Mongolia from the Prague Zoo of the Czech Republic.
Financing for environmental protection discussed
A discussion was held for the project, ‘The Biodiversity Finance Initiative’ (BIOFIN), jointly being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the UNDP on May 30.
Mongolia-Finland team studying renewable energy resources
The Ministry of Energy reports that 100 MW electric power generation station is being erected in the central zone of Mongolia.
Training on environmental crime prevention held
Mongolian Environmental Civil Council (MECC) and Environmental Authority of Ulaanbaatar city organized a training on environmental crime assessment and the investigation standards, prevention of conflict of interests with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on May 29.
ADB to help transform two national parks in Mongolia as models for sustainable tourism
On May 28, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD38 million in loans to develop ecotourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park and Onon-Balj National Park to serve as models for economically inclusive development and conservation in Mongolia.
International New Energy Summit takes place
During the International New Energy Summit 2019 held on May 23, participants had open discussions on topics ‘Green Policy, Green City and Green Technology.’
Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change-II project begins
The second and third phases of Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change project is to be implemented in Mongolia.
Earthquakes recorded in Bayankhongor and Sukhbaatar aimags
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 07.46pm, yesterday, May 16 in the area named ‘Khos ulaan-Uul’, 20km away from the center of Zag soum, Bayankhongor aimag.
Mongolian delegation attends UNESCO International Water Conference
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, Director of Khan-Uul complex school of Dornod aimag, one of UNESCO associated schools, G.Budtuya and 11th grader of the school A.Azbayar attended UNESCO International Water Conference that took place on May 13-14 in Paris, France.
Western ecological research center to be built in Khovd
This year, the Western Ecological Research Center will be established in the Khar Us Lake national park under the Local Development Support project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports with funding from the Asian Development Bank.
Biodiversity conservation project to be implemented in 13 soums
A Consultative Meeting of Ensuring Sustainability and Resilience of Green Landscapes in Mongolia Project, which is being co-implemented by United Nations Development Programme, the Ministries of Environment and Tourism and Food, Agriculture and Light Industry with funding of Global Environment Fund, was held in Altai city of Gobi-Altai aimag on May 14.
Mazaalai protection issues discussed
On May 13, an international conference on mazaalai or gobi bear conservation and public participation was held at the National University of Mongolia (NUM) with involvement of international scholars and representatives of NGOs engaged in bear research and conservation.
Green space to be improved in cooperation with botanical experts
Governor and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city S.Amarsaikhan met with the scholars and experts of relevant institute at the Mongolian academy of Sciences.
Project on management of waste collection and transport to be implemented in Ulaanbaatar
In partnership with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, a workforce of the Governor of the Capital City will be implementing a project to create a clean, healthy environment for the residents in ger districts by making management of waste collection and transport more effective, accessible and lower cost in the frameworks of the non-refundable aid by the Swiss Development Agency in 2019-2022.
Waste management issues discussed at the national forum
Ministry of Environment and Tourism organized the national forum on waste management under the theme ‘Transition and solutions to waste-free economy’ on May 7, 2019. Representatives of relevant ministries, private entities, NGOs and local municipal authorities participated in the forum.
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