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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation presents GMS licenses
Previously, the second Compact agreement between the Government of Mongolia and US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was authenticated, with Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo signing MCC USD 350 million compact.
Transboundary protected areas agreed to be built
The 8th meeting of the Mongolia-Russia joint commission on Environmental Protection was held at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia on November 8-10.
Environmental analysts of Mongolia and China meet
Meeting of the environmental analysts of the Ministries of Environment of Mongolia and China was held on November 13. Senior specialist of the Climate Change and International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism D.Ariuntuya delivered an opening speech.
'Green Gateway of Business' Forum to discuss realization of sustainable development
In the frameworks of the ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ project, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism is working to implement environmental management system (EMS) in companies and supporting the development of businesses that are environmentally friendly as well as resource savvy.
Number of eco schools reaches to 286
As of today, 286 secondary schools and 4 kindergartens have been registered in Eco School international program based on ISO 14001 environmental management system which aims at ingraining environmental-friendly lifestyle.
Biosafety and Bioprotection regional training taking place in Uvs
Western regional training ‘Biosafety and Bioprotection’ is running on November 6-8 in Ulaangom city, Uvs aimag.
Int'l Investment Bank to fund project of Mongolian scholars
International Investment Bank (IIB) decided to grant MNT100 million for a project worked out by scholars of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS).
Second National Forum on Rangeland takes place
The 2nd National Forum on Rangeland of Mongolia was reported that the monitoring on pastureland being made in over 1500 sites of Mongolia shows 42 percent of land is not overgrazed, 13.5 percent is in low level of overgrazing, 21.8 percent is in middle-level, 12.8 percent is heavily overgrazed and 10.3 percent is overgrazed without recovering.
Mongolian delegate takes part in formulating plan on disaster reduction for next 20 years
Deputy chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Colonel Ts.Ganzorig is attending the Asian Conference of Disaster Reduction (ACDR2018) being held in Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan from October 30 to November 1.
National Pollutant Register to be established
Co-organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), presentations on sources of polluting substances and testing on methods of measurement are taking place until October 26.
Environment Minister meets Nagoya University delegates
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat met with delegates headed by Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University at their request
Khuvsgul aimag receives over 100 thousand tourists
The number of foreign and domestic tourists visiting Khuvsgul aimag, one of the tourism attractions in Mongolia, is increasing year-by-year.
International Snow Leopard Day to be celebrated
On October 23, 2013, political leaders from 12 countries and representatives of donor organizations came together to endorse the Bishkek Declaration on the conservation of snow leopards, which came to be celebrated annually as the International Snow Leopard Day.
Project launched to transform dumpsite into forest
Within the Memorandum of Understanding established between Mayors of Incheon city of Korea and Ulaanbaatar, afforestation project launched in the 21st Khoroo of Songinokhairkhan district on October 13.
Mongolian delegation attends Meeting of parties to Water Commission
A Mongolian delegation headed by State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Ts.Tsengel attended the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention took place on October 10-12.
Over 1,000 swans gather at Duut Lake
Each autumn, thousands of white swans gather at the steppe of Dariganga, feasting people’s eyes, just by their existence. This year, over 1,000 swans gathered at Duut Lake and Ganga Lake in Dariganga. However, compared to the previous years, there hasn’t been that many people who came to visit.
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