23 soums of six aimags suffering white dzud
According to the report of the National Emergency Management Agency, 23 soums of six aimags are suffering harsh winter situations—white dzud disaster, whilst 46 soums of 13 aimags are reported to be under dzud-like conditions.
‘Opportunities to develop sustainable tourism in Mongolia’ competition held
The University of Finance and Economics in partnership with Handong Global University of South Korea organized a business model competition under the topic ‘Opportunities to develop sustainable tourism in Mongolia’ among universities that implement tourism program.
Mongolia named as one of the places to go in 2020
The New York Times made a list of 52 places to go in 2020. Mongolia has been named in the 47th of the list and it mentioned reasons for travel, landscape features and ongoing measures to boost tourism
3.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Bulgan aimag
At 09.44 am of January 12, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the area named ‘Naran’ of 4th bagh of Mogod soum, Bulgan aimag.
Group of gazelles spotted migrating near Sainshand
A group of gazelles has been spotted migrating near Sainshand city of Dornogobi aimag. Specialist of the Environment and Tourism Department of the aimag reported that the group came in search of dry land as there has been a large amount of snowfall in the aimags of Khentii, Dornod, and Sukhbaatar in the eastern region.
Pair of swans kept safe and warm
A pair of swans that has not migrated from Lake Khuvsgul to warm country this autumn, are being kept safe and warm.
Mongolia joins International Solid Waste Association
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Last year, International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) General Assembly recognized four new organizations representing ISWA in Liberia, Mongolia, Mexico and United Arab Emirates. All four officially joined as National Members of ISWA as of January 2020.
Workshop on green purchase takes place for specialists
In aims of giving support to the economy of Asian countries, contributing to reducing poverty, developing green economy, and supporting them in their transition into a successful economy with low carbon and zero waste, the SWITCH-Asia project is being implemented since 2007.
Outcomes of EU-funded SWITCH-Asia project discussed
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism has co-implemented projects with European Union’s SWITCH-Asia Programme and its unit for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) with a view to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible production and consumption in Mongolia.
Rangers release 270 fish in lake
Rangers of the Khar Us Lake State Special Protected Areas Administration conducted monitoring and examinations on Khar Lake and Khar Us Lake.
Rangers conduct study on wildlife of the western region
Over 2,600 photos have been captured as a result of the study conducted with automated cameras by the Otgontenger State Special Protected Area. Over 40 automated cameras are regularly used in order to collect detailed information on the locations of wild animals and their numbers.
CO detectors began distributed together with its instruction
Deputy head of Special Inspection Authority of the Capital City S.Davaasuren and Head of Environment Monitoring Department of the National Agency of Metrology and Environment Monitoring J.Batbayar previously reported that the Governor’s Office is working to provide households living in ger districts with carbon monoxide (CO) detectors within January 10.
Air pollution reportedly reduced by 49.6 percent
Officials of the Emergency Management Agency of the Capital City has assessed the supply and distribution of refined fuel at 359 sales points located in six districts of the capital city.
Reindeer population increased by 240
The number of reindeer, which is the sixth livestock in Khuvsgul aimag, has been increased by 240 compared with the previous year, reaching 2636.
Renewables making up 7.1 percent of electricity generation of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On December 27, Economics Journalism Club hosted a discussion under the theme renewable energy in Mongolia. Around 7.1 percent of Mongolia’s total energy consumption comes from renewable energy resources.
Wastewater treatment plant to be built in Dundgobi aimag
The Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project is being implemented with the financing of the Government of Mongolia, and the Asian Development Bank from 2017 to 2021.
Exploration license issuance to be halted for a year
The Cabinet made a decision not to grant special license on mineral exploration for a year.A working group of 40 people headed by Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin will work for over 100 days to inspect each of 2889 special licenses and create a unified database.
‘For a city with fresh air’ conference takes place
A conference under the theme, ‘For a city with fresh air’, co-organized by the National Committee on Environmental Pollution Reduction, and the Governor’s Office of the Capital City on December 16.
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.