Public expenditure for air pollution reduction since 2010 analyzedSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A presentation of “Air pollution in Mongolia: Opportunities for further actions” public expenditure analysis report project by the United Nations Development Programme in Mongolia, was organized this week in Ulaanbaatar.
The event held a thematic discussion on the analysis report with participation of Kh.Bulgantuya, Deputy Finance Minister, T.Bulgan, Chief of Department of Green Development Policy of the MET, Alex Heikens, Representative of UNICEF Mongolia and E.Orchlon, CEO of the Clean Eenergy LLC. The discussion covered a wide range of issues concerning sustainability of solutions to air pollution reduction, financials resources, legal environment, involvement of international organizations, projects findings, participation of individuals and public and private partnerships.
In her opening remarks at the presentation event, Beate Trankmann, UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia, highlighting that there is no one-size-fits all solution for air pollution, noted that multilateral involvement of public and private sectors and individual residents is crucial. She further emphasized that the analysis, examining the public budget expenditure for air pollution reduction since 2010, indicated the necessity to enhance policy coordination and improve implementation and evaluation.
The main analysis report was performed by AARC consultancy company from the Republic of Ireland. This study analyses public sector expenditure and the institutional framework for air pollution reduction in Mongolia for the period from 2010 to 2017 and along with an analysis of current future plans and options for dealing with this challenge. It includes an assessment of the National Programme for Reduction Air and Environmental Pollution (NPRAEP) 2017-2025 and other relevant policies, public sector spending and institutional settings and mechanisms.
The full report can be obtained at mn.undp.org.