“Climate Week” campaign running

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2021-05-18 15:37:55

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ With support from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the United Nations Development Program in Mongolia, an online campaign themed “The climate is changing, and we?” is being organized from May 17 to 21.


According to researchers, Mongolia is considered one of 10 countries that are most vulnerable to climate change for geographical location. Moreover, over the past 80 years, the annual average air temperature in Mongolia has increased by 2.5 degrees Celsius or twice than global average and precipitation decreased by 8 percent per year.


Scientists predict a four degree Celsius rise by the end of this century if countries take no meaningful actions to curb their carbon output. Therefore, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change calls upon world countries to adopt national policies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.


Although Mongolia’s green house gas emission is low compared to world standard, carbon emissions per capita is higher than global average and the average of Asia and the Pacific region (As of 2019, Mongolia is ranked 8th by its greenhouse gas emissions per capita). Therefore, it necessitates to attract public attention to climate change, mentioned A.Enkhbat, Head of Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.


The “Climate Week” virtual campaign will continue under the motto “The Present and the Future”, providing public with information on government policies and actions on mitigating climate change and greenhouse gas emissions and promoting green development in partnership with private enterprises within a topic “One goal, United Power”.  


Furthermore, a discussion “Youth and Information” will be held tomorrow, May 19 while results of projects and programs will be presented on May 20 in cooperation with foreign Embassies in Mongolia and international organizations.