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.
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.