4.7 magnitude earthquake recorded in Altai soum
Today or at 5.54 am, a 4.72 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Altai soum of Khovd aimag.
Environment and Tourism Minister receives Green Apple Environment Award
‘Green Passport’ campaign being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has been selected as ‘National Environmental Governance-2018’ by the World Green Organization, headquarters in London. Furthermore, Environment and Tourism Minister N.Tserenbat has become the Green World Ambassador.
Census of snow leopards commences
n collaboration with specialists of National University of Mongolia and the Institute of Biology of MAS, the World Wildlife Fund Mongolia Program Office is working to define the number of snow leopards in Mongolia.
12th policy consultation on environment between Mongolia and Japan held
The 12th policy consultation on the environmental sector between Mongolia and Japan took place today on December 20.
Mongolian delegation attending the 24th Conference of the Parties
The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held on December 2-14 in Katowice, Poland. Over 200 countries and NGOs participated in the conference.
Bilateral cooperation mechanism created in water sector
The first meeting of Mongolia-China joint working group in water sector was held in Beijing, China on December 13.
Memorandum of Cooperation on environment signed with Japan
Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar worked as a part of the delegation for Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh’s official visit to Japan.
100 thousand fruit trees to be planted around the capital city
Some three entities of South Korea are to implement forestation project in Mongolia to combat deforestation in the country, stopping the dust storms coming from Mongolia.
Top Green Passport holders awarded
The top participants of the Green Passport campaign, which was initiated by the Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, were given awards.
Capacity Development Project for Air Pollution Control to be implemented with JICA assistance
On December 10, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s technical assistance for ‘Capacity Development Project for Air pollution control in Ulaanbaatar City Phase 3’ held its kick-off seminar at Mongol Japan Center, cooperating with Air Pollution Reducing Agency of Capital City (APRD).
Capital’s first co-managed nature park opens to public
‘Selbe Goliin Ekh’ nature park is now open to public. By the decision of the Citizens’ Representative Meeting of the Capital in 2012, 2071.5 hectares of land, habitat of rare plants and animals that important to the ecosystem, were made a locally protected area under the name ‘Selbe Goliin Ekh’ (Headwater area of the Selbe River).
Steam boiler’s smog-filtering technology being tested
A parliamentary working group on reducing air pollution yesterday worked at the 102nd secondary school of Bayanzurkh district.
Cabinet meeting in brief
At its regular meeting today, the Cabinet approved a quote for hunting in 2019.
First phase of ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ project concluded
With its aims as developing children and youth into environmentally and socially responsible world-citizens, as well as having them learn how to work and live together and how global issues, such as climate change, can be solved, the ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ project, initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, is currently being implemented with the funding of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Uppsala University of Sweden and Institute for International Cooperation in Education (IZB) partnered in the implementation of the project’s first phase, which began in 2015.
Seminar on coordination of convention reports and information takes place
Organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, a seminar under the theme, ‘Reports of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and providing information correlation’, took place.
Ulaanbaatar becomes first Asian city to join EBRD Green Cities programme
Ulaanbaatar city has joined the Green Cities programme, which applies the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach. To fully implement the project, the city must first work on its Green City Action Plan (GCAP). The opening of the project, which is being supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), took place today.
Plastic bags to be banned next year
Sale, use, import and production of plastic bags are to be banned starting from March 1, 2019, according to a decree by the Minister of Minister of Environment and Tourism.
International conference on hazardous waste management takes place
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the General Agency for Specialized Investigation (GASI) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) jointly organized ‘Hazardous Waste Management in Mongolia- Further Actions’ international conference yesterday, November 28.
Chairman of Korea National Park Service visiting Mongolia
Chairman of the Korea National Park Service (KNPS) Kyuong-up Kwon is visiting Mongolia.
Green Gateway of Business Forum takes place
Within the Education for Sustainable Development project by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Ministry has been supporting initiatives on introducing environmental management system (EMS) to the entities and developing environmental-friendly and resource saving business.
Minister D.Tsogtbaatar: Introduction of new political culture required for establishment of wealth fund