Appropriate mechanism needed for monitoring One Billion Trees national movement results

2022-05-17 17:23:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Today on May 17, Chief of Staff of the President’s Office Ya.Sodbaatar held a meeting with World Bank specialists led by the bank’s Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific Benoit Bosquet. 

At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on expanding cooperation with the World Bank in the framework of the national movements, ‘One Billion Trees’ and ‘Food Supply and Safety’, initiated by the President of Mongolia.

Chief of Staff Ya.Sodbaatar expressed gratitude to the side of the World Bank for initiating consultative services and cooperating in developing the strategy and roadmap for the One Billion Trees national movement. During the meeting, they then held an extensive discussion on technical assistance, introduction of practices, and other types of support that could be provided by the World Bank in building the capacity of Mongolia’s forestry sector and developing agroforestry.

World Bank Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific Benoit Bosquet noted that the bank fully supports the objectives that have been set for the One Billion Trees national movement.

Underlining that the successful implementation of the One Billion Trees movement would increase the absorption of greenhouse gases in Mongolia alongside reducing its emission, the Regional Director highlighted the importance of introducing the appropriate mechanism for monitoring the results of the national movement. 

He then informed that the objectives that have been set by the President of Mongolia for the issue concerning food supply and safety will be reflected in the projects and programmes being planned for the sector in Mongolia. The two sides agreed to focus on carrying out effective cooperative works and introducing a mechanism to assess its results, fully utilizing available resources and opportunities.