Mongolia to introduce Canada’s experience in forest sector

2018-08-14 11:49:23
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Parliamentary and Government delegation led by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat and representatives of UN-REDD+ national program attended forest policy makers meeting took place in British Columbia province of Canada.

For Canadian part, the meeting was represented by Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Tomas White, Head of Climate and Integrated Planning Department as well as scholars from the University of British Columbia.  

During the meeting, the Mongolian delegation got familiarized with the activities of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 2015-2020 climate strategy of the Rural Development Ministry and exchanged views on cooperation. On the basis of it, the delegates agreed to formulate policies and actions on forest degradation and deforestation, to define issues to improve UN-REDD+ national program as well as to report about solutions to the Government.

The Canadian speicialists emphasized that the country is focusing on empowering human resource in forest and natural science, manage forests as ecosystems, making joint decisions and producing value added products based on people’s needs.

The parties also discussed possibilities on involving specialists in advanced level training in forest and natural resource management in Canada within the framework of the cooperation.