Canada’s leading experience to be introduced in the field of environmentEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Minister of Environment and Tourism B. Bat-Erdene received Canadian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mongolia Catherine Ivkoff.
At the meeting, ideas were exchanged on nature preservation, management, investment, sustainable operation standards for responsible mining development, protection of strictly protected areas, building human resources capacity in the sector, and discussions took place on topics such as the “One Billion Trees” national movement, climate change, greenhouse gas emission, and its reduction, the impact of renewable energy, and agreed to cooperate in environmental protection.
Ambassador Catherine Ivkoff pointed out that Canada is not only one of the countries with rich experience in nature preservation but also knows the importance of renewable energy in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions caused by social, economic, and mining impacts. She emphasized that cooperation between ministries will progress in ensuring responsible and sustainable development of the mining industry, which has the most significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions when the world is joining its voice against climate change. She also expressed her willingness to cooperate, proposing Canada’s simple and most effective experience and technology on top of the Mongolian President’s initiative “One Billion Trees” for reducing climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
She mentioned that planting and growing “One Billion Trees” is one thing, but effectively implementing it, counting, registering, and reporting the planted trees, bushes, and shrubs is also essential. She said that she is willing to support and cooperate with this initiative of Mongolia through her country’s Forestry Agency.
Minister of Environment and Tourism B. Bat-Erdene stated, “I will participate in the COP15, the Convention on Biological Diversity of United Nations, to be held in Canada in December. During the meeting, an official meeting with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada is planned. Furthermore, we intend to bring the cooperation between the two countries to a new level in the field of the environment”.