Virtual training ‘Planting and caring for woody plants in Gobi Desert’ organized
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)-funded “Prevention and mitigation of sand and dust storm originated in dryland areas of Mongolia” project is being implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia.
Minister of Environment N.Urtnasan holds virtual meeting with ADB Country Director Pavit Ramachandran
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been expanding partnership in matters including air and environmental pollution, water safety, and community-based tourism.
Environment Ministry to cooperate with EU in key areas
Minister of Environemnt and Tourism N.Urtnasan had a virtual meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Laurentiu Hristea to discuss cooperation.
Mongolia Water Compact enters into force
On March 31, the Government of Mongolia and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced the entry-into-force of the $350 million Mongolia Water Compact designed to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty through the expansion of bulk water supply in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, and enhancing the long-term financial, institutional, and environmental sustainability of the water sector.
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city receives MCA Mongolia representatives
On March 24, Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city D.Sumiyabazar received representatives led by CEO of Millennium Challenge Account - Mongolia E.Sodontogos.
5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Bayantal soum of Gobisumber aimag
Yesterday evening at 10.46 PM, March 23, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit a place, 16 km north to Bayantal soum of Gobisumber aimag.
Video series launched to show impact of MCC Mongolia Water Compact
On World Water Day, March 22, the Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are launching a video series to illustrate the impact of the MCC-MONGOLIA Compact on the quality of water in Ulaanbaatar, which will improve human health, the environment, and sustainable economic growth.
ADB Project secures $175 million in funding from the Green Climate Fund
ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (19 March 2021) — The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $175 million in funding for an Asian Development Bank (ADB) program to support the Government of Mongolia’s efforts to improve rangeland management and reduce climate vulnerability of its rural economy.
UK to partner with Mongolia in climate change mitigation
On March 16, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Philip Malone to discuss the pressing issue of climate change as well as greenhouse gas emission.
Mongolia confirms stable population of the snow leopard
Mongolia released the results of its first nationwide snow leopard survey, showing that there are 953 (806 – 1127) of these adult big cats in the country.
Adaptive capacity and risk management of rural communities to be enhanced
On March 12, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan had a meeting with Elaine Conkievich, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Capital city officials emphasize researchers’ participation in reducing air pollution
On March 10, a consultative meeting took place on the participation of researchers in reducing air pollution at the initiative of the Air Pollution Reduction Department of the Capital City.
3.5 magnitude or stronger earthquake occurred 182 times in Khankh soum
As of March 10, 39,984 occurrences of earthquake has been registered in Khankh soum, Khuvsgul aimag, of which 182 were 3.5 magnitude or stronger.
Cooperation in water management discussed with Hungary
The 2020-2024 Action Program of the Government of Mongolia incorporates a number of policies on water.
Agaar Neg: Air pollution knowledge platform launched
On March 2, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and Ulaanbaatar City Municipality, in collaboration with UNICEF Mongolia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), launched the knowledge management platform on air pollution, Agaar Neg (www.agaarneg.mn).
Eco women's forum to be held virtually
Women who conserve the nature and environment and spread eco culture to the society will convene virtually on March 6.
Earthquake occurs again in Khankh soum
At 1:30 PM of March 1, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in Khankh soum of Khuvsgul aimag. Residents of the soum felt a tremor, but no damages have been recorded, according to the Emergency Department of the aimag.
Tourism partnership to further expand with Japan
On March 1, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Kobayashi Hiroyuki to exchange views on partnership, especially in increasing forest areas and expanding partnership in tourism.
Environment Minister discusses cooperation with Director of KfW Office Ulaanbaatar
On February 26, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan had a meeting with Director of KfW (German Credit Institute for Reconstruction) Office in Ulaanbaatar Michael Sumser-Hellstern.
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade