Forestry training center commences operation
Ceremony for commissioning of the building of a Training Center for Forestry was held today. Project on Training Center for Forestry has been under implementation since 2016 executed by KT&G social welfare organization of South Korea and the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism.
Camping banned for uncertain period
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mr S.Batbold has issued a direction on banning camping trips and picnics in green zones of Ulaanbaatar due to high risk of forest fires. In accordance, picnics, hiking trips, entry of motor vehicles and other services in the green zones of the city are banned for an unknown period until the level of dryness comes down.
Young people willingly initiates gazelle preserving actions
“Dorniin Ikh Gegee” and “Tomo Building” LLCs’ young workers have built pools for preserving gazelles from draught. Due to the lack of rain in Dornod Aimag, a large number of gazelle has died of thirst. Therefore, workers of “Dorniin Ikh Gegee” company and “Tomo Building” company have built four pools in the steppe by sheer willingness.
World Bank approves Second Energy Project to energy distribution capacity of Mongolia
In the context of rapidly growing energy demands, a new project will support Mongolia’s efforts to improve the reliability and sustainability of electricity services. The Second Energy Sector Project, approved yesterday by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, will contribute USD 54.4 million in financing to help the government of Mongolia address key bottlenecks in select electricity distribution companies by upgrading aging assets and expanding distribution capacity. The project will also support the development of solar power.
MoU signed between Environment Ministry and General Agency for Specialized Investigation
In order to improve environmental policies and legal environment and activate inspections in the field, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has decided to cooperate with General Agency for Specialized Investigation of Mongolia and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 13. The MoU was signed by Ts.Tsengel, State Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and N.Tsagaankhuu, Inspector General of the State.
Mongolia to observe World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
On June 17, the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought will be marked under the rallying call "Our land. Our home. Our Future”. On this occasion, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism will organize Mongolia-South Korea scholars' meeting on desertification and drought combat on June 15 in cooperation with the Institute of Geography and Geoecology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Greenbelt Plantation project. The meeting will be attended by UN Resident Representative and other international delegates.
‘Mongolia sunrise to sunset’ marathon to run for cleaning vicinity of Khuvsgul Lake
The 19th 'Mongolia sunrise to sunset' international marathon will be held on August 2 at the shore of the Khuvsgul Lake. EcoLeap foundation has been organizing 42 km and 100 km trail run since 1998 and over 60 athletes from 21 countries take part in the marathon every year. Lake Huvsgul and the untouched forests, lowlands and mountains of the Khuvsgul National Park are a setting for one of the most beautiful runs on the planet, Mongolia sunrise to sunset.
Marmot statue made of hunting traps erected against poaching
A statue of marmots, made of hunting traps was erected in Bayan-Uul soum of Dornod aimag. Mongolia’s Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas with MON/13/303 project is being implemented by the UN Development Program and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. The project implementors jointly with the Department of Specially Protected Areas Administration initiated and financed to construct the monument with an aim to inspire people to conserve marmots and their habitat to raise the population and stop illegal hunting.
Mongolia has potential to lead the region in renewable energy production
Dr. Enebish Namjil is a professor at the National University of Mongolia. He worked as administrator for the Darkhan Solar Plant Project (10MW) which commissioned its full operations on January 19, 2017 in Khongor Soum of Darkhan-Uul Aimag. Dr. Enebish spoke with the Mongol Messenger during his participation in the 8th National Renewable Energy Forum and shared his thoughts on Mongolia's capability to utilize renewable energy.
UNECE launches environmental performance review of Mongolia
The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Mongolia kicked off on 22 May 2017, with a field mission beginning in Ulaanbaatar. Fifteen experts from different countries and the United Nations secretariat will work in Mongolia for 10 days to review the country’s progress in improving environmental policies over the past three decades.
Public officials being trained on sustainable growth and green management
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Project, jointly implemented by the Green Growth Policy Planning Department and Clean Technology, Investment and Production Division of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is conducting series of training themed “Green Organizational Management”. The training will continue until the end of May. The training is being carried out in the margin of implementation of Mongolia’s Green Growth Policy and its action plan.
Minister of Environment and Tourism meets MCC delegates
On May 11, D.Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism received delegates headed by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Department of Compact Operations, Mark Sundberg, Deputy Vice President and Chief Economist at MCC and Jonathan Brooks, Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America of MCC.
A project to reduce green house gas emission in construction sector
Yesterday, May 10, launch and inception workshop of The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the construction sector in Mongolia project was held. During the workshop, the project goals, strategy and expectations were introduced and experts discussed about development and implementation of mitigation actions and creating measuring, reporting and verification system for NAMA.
Mongol Daguur specially protected area may be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
2017 meeting of a working group of the Dauria International Protected Area (DIPA) was held on May 4-5 in Choibalsan city of Dornod aimag, where the Mongol Daguur or Dauria the steppe and wetland region of Mongolia is located.
Red-listed tree planted in Dundgobi province
A very rare 'tooroi tree' registered in the Red Book of Mongolia have been planted in Dundgobi aimag for the first time, with an initiative of NAB Group director B.Amarsanaa. Though tooroi, one of the species of populous tree is a Gobi desert plant, it does not grow in Dundgobi aimag. “- We planted 60 tooroi trees. The tree needs a lot of watering. If these trees accustom to soil and grows well, we will plant more next year” said Mr.B.Amarsanaa. The trees will grow edging foothill of the Bor Ovoo Hill, in a park of Mandalgobi city. The tree seedlings were brought from the Alxa League (Alshaa aimag) of Inner Mongolia, autonomous region of PRC, where a forest of tooroi grows, attracting hundreds of tourists.
76.8 percent of Mongolian land suffers from desertification
According to the Report on Environmental State For 2015-2016, 76.8 percent of the Mongolian territory has been struck by desertification as a consequence of fast-spreading dryness in the recent years. The report was presented by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Ms D.Oyunkhorol at a cabinet meeting.
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