Cooperation to be developed to mitigate climate change

Politics
unurzul@montsame.gov.mn
2020-10-30 17:20:55

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On October 29, D.Sarangerel, Minister of Environment and Tourism, received Philip Malone, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Mongolia.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the bilateral cooperation towards mitigating and adapting to climate change, virtual climate change conference to be held in December, as well as 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Ambassador Philip Malone said, “We have many projects and programs in Mongolia, which aim at mitigating and adapting to climate change. For instance, supporting agriculture and farming, improvement of climate risk management in rural areas, and recycling plants. We are confident that our cooperation in these areas will bring good results.”

Minister D.Sarangerel said, “Mongolia is one of the ten vulnerable countries to the climate change. Therefore, we pay a lot of attention to climate change. Although Mongolia’s greenhouse gas emission is compared to how developed countries do, we will strive to achieve our goals by realizing the obligations before our citizens and the Paris Agreement. Mongolia has heightened its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 14 percent to 22.7 percent by 2030. We are working actively to reduce risk factors for greenhouse gas emission.”