Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change-II project beginsEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The second and third phases of Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change project is to be implemented in Mongolia.
Within it, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was yesterday signed by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat and project manager of German Credit Institute for Reconstruction (KfW) Nina Otto. Governors of Uvs, Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Bayan-Ulgii and Bayankhongor aimags, which will be involved in the second and third phases of the project, signed the MoU as well.
Worth of EUR 27.5 million in total, Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change project will cover the special protected areas of abovementioned aimags and other independent areas. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism from 2019 to 2026 under the Government of Mongolia and Federal Republic of Germany’s financial cooperation financing through the KfW Development Bank.
The project aims at strengthening the management of Protected
Area Network (including the buffer zones and future ecological corridors) of
Mongolia, the conservation of biodiversity while supporting sustainable
and alternative livelihoods of local communities. To accomplish the goal, community-based management will be carried out in collaboration with local administrations, herders’
cooperative, NGOs and private entities.
During the signing ceremony, Consular and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Germany Dr. Michael Johannes Fernau handed over drone, tablet GPS, flame resistant clothing worth of EUR 250 thousand to Minister N.Tserenbat for the second phase of the project.
We believe that Mongolia is renewing its environmental protection actions in order to preserve its unique landscape. Germany will remain as its reliable partner endeavoring for conserving biodiversity, Dr. Michael Johannes Fernau stressed.