GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia takes place in Ulaanbaatar
The GEF (Global Environment Fund) Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia is taking place in Ulaanbaatar between April 23 and 26. More than 130 representatives of 14 countries are participating in the event.
19.8 percent of total land area to be protected
At its plenary meeting, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Food and Agriculture held the final discussion on the draft resolution on the issue of taking some areas under special protection of the Government.
‘Land Degradation Offset and Mitigation in Western Mongolia’ project completes
A closing workshop of the project ‘Land Degradation Offset and Mitigation in Western Mongolia’ took place. Deputy Minister for Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Ts.Tsengel, and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Mongolia Beate Trankmann delivered opening remarks at the event.
Partnership with Denver city to be further developed
At the invitation of the Vice President of Denver Zoological Foundation Graeme Patterson, Governor of Dornogobi aimag T.Enkhtuvshin, Chairman of the Citizens’ Representative Khural of the aimag S.Tumenbayar and officials of Ikh Nart Nature Reserve visited Denver, USA. In partnership with the Denver Zoological Foundation, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences has been implementing a long-term project at the nature reserve since 2001.
Seminar on biodiversity and biosafety takes place
In partnership with the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence Initiative, the National Committee on Biosafety at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has been implementing the P53 regional project on organizing profession training to upgrade legal environment of the national law on biosafety and bioprotection in Central Asian countries since 2017.
‘Let’s Protect the Nature’ campaign launches
By the order of Minister of Justice and Home Affairs, ‘Let’s Protect The Nature’ campaign started running from April 15 to decrease environmental crime rate.
Research equipment for mazaalai preservation received
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism received the necessary equipment for the research of the project on preserving Gobi bear (mazaalai) on April 15.
Workshop ‘1.5 °C – Do we still have time!’ running in Mongolia
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia with the participation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is organizing outreach events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on April 16 – 17, focusing on the key messages from the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and the urging need to take action for green socioeconomic transition.
Citizens called to combat air and environmental pollution together
A forum took place under the theme, ‘Let’s join forces against air and environmental pollution’, on April 9.
First takhi foal of this year born
akhi or Przewalski horse’s first foal of this year was born in Zuungariin Gobi of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area.
South Korea to partner in purifying the water of Khangal river
The Governor’s Office of Orkhon aimag will be partnering with ‘Mongolian Hao Bio’ company of Republic of Korea, on several issues, such as purifying the water of Khangal river, reducing the white dust of the Erdenet Mining Corporation and producing fertilizers with the dust.
Elimination of Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining project launches
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme and UN Industrialization Development Organization launched the five year project ‘Elimination of Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’ with the Global Environment Fund financing.
Project on biodiversity and climate change to be implemented in some soums
The Mongolia- Germany joint project titled ‘Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change’ will be carried out in Altai, Erdene, Tsogt, Bugat and Tonkhil soums of Gobi-Altai aimag, Bayan-Undur and Shinejinst soums of Bayankhongor aimag, and Altain, Bulgan and Uyench soums of Khovd aimag through KfW Development Bank of Germany.
Establishment of improved fuel plant to be funded with MNT300 million
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat worked in Kharkhorin and Khujirt soums of Uvurkhangai aimag on April 1-2.
Project on municipal solid waste management to be implemented
With the support of Asian Development Bank and the funding of Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, a project on municipal solid waste management will be implemented in Gobi-Altai in 2019-2021.
Greywater Recycling Plant to put into operation
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh received today representatives of non-governmental organizations in charge of water issue.
International Day of Forests celebrated
This year, Mongolia has celebrated the International Day of Forests under the theme ‘Forest and Education’.
Support needed for protection of big lakes from sand movement and reforestation of Gobi region
On the occasion of the International Day of Forests on March 21, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat met with Chairman of Executive Board of the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet).
Green Passport campaign receives high appraisal from French President
A delegation led by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat attended the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly, which took place under the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’, in Nairobi, Kenya on March 11-15. The assembly is unique for bringing together governments, entrepreneurs as well as activists to share ideas and hold discussions about possible solutions for major environmental issues.