International Day of Forests celebrated
This year, Mongolia has celebrated the International Day of Forests under the theme ‘Forest and Education’.
Support needed for protection of big lakes from sand movement and reforestation of Gobi region
On the occasion of the International Day of Forests on March 21, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat met with Chairman of Executive Board of the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet).
Green Passport campaign receives high appraisal from French President
A delegation led by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat attended the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly, which took place under the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’, in Nairobi, Kenya on March 11-15. The assembly is unique for bringing together governments, entrepreneurs as well as activists to share ideas and hold discussions about possible solutions for major environmental issues.
Earthquake occurred again in Gobi-Altai
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 07.13am of March 14 in Esunbulag soum, Gobi-Altai aimag.
Smart Energy Forum takes place
The Ministry of Energy announced 2019 as the Year of Smart Energy.
JICA introduces projects on air pollution reduction
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) introduced projects on reducing the air pollution in Ulaanbaatar yesterday on March 13.
Ministry of Environment takes early wildfire prevention measures
A working group led by Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbaatar is working in Selenge, Khuvsgul and Bulgan aimags on March 11-21. During the visit, the working group is to review the forest fire prevention activities of the aimags, provide recommendations on the prevention of fires to local communities and take necessary measures right on the spot.
Deputy Minister Ts.Batbayar meets Environment Minister of Germany's Saarland state
Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar met with Minister of Environment and Consumer Protection of Saarland state of Germany Reinhold Jost.
Green city plan for Ulaanbaatar under development
Ulaanbaatar city has joined the Green Cities programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The meeting of partners to develop the Green City Action Plan was held on March 6 at Open Society Forum.
Mongolian and Japanese environment officials hold discussion on mercury
On March 4, the annual consultative meeting between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment of Japan took place to discuss the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Mongolia.
Earth Hour to be marked
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The tenth Earth Hour, an annual event aimed at raising public awareness of climate change as well as enhancing the individuals’ participation in fight against the issue, is to be held at the Sukhbaatar square from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on March 30.The Earth Hour will be co-organized by environmental organizations in Mongolia including the World Wildlife Fund Mongolia Programme Office. During the event, candles will be lit on the central square and all lights will be turned off for one hour and a folk art concert will take place. Some 3 billion 600 million people of 188 countries joined last year’s event. This time, the organizers are endeavoring to spread information about the harmful effects of plastic and encourage people to say no to plastic.Эх дэлхийнхээ төлөө хуванцар савны хэрэглээтэй тэмцэнэУур амьсгалын өөрчлөлтийн эсрэг хувь хүний ойлголт, оролцоог нэмэгдүүлэх зорилго бүхий “Эх дэлхийн цаг” үйл ажиллагаа жил бүр болдог. Уламжлалын дагуу “Эх дэлхийн цаг-2019” үйл ажиллагаа гуравдугаар сарын 30-нд буюу бямба гаригт 20.30 цагт дэлхий даяар нэгэн зэрэг эхлэх гэж байна.Уг үйл ажиллагааг Дэлхийн байгаль хамгаалах сангийн Монгол дахь хөтөлбөрийн газар тэргүүтэй Монголд байгаль орчны чиглэлээр үйл ажиллагаа явуулж буй байгууллагууд хамтран Сүхбаатарын талбайд зохион байгуулах юм.“Эх дэлхийн цаг-2019”-ийн үеэр 20.30-21.30 цаг хүртэл Сүхбаатарын талбайн эргэн тойрны гэрэл унтарч, лаа гэрэлтэнэ. Мөн бүрээ, бөмбөр, язгуур урлагийн тоглолт болж, монголчууд эх дэлхийгээ хамгаалах үйлсэд нэгдэх юм.“Эх дэлхийн цаг”-аар нэг цагийн турш гэрэл унтрааж, цахилгаанаа хэмнээд зогсохгүй уур амьсгалын өөрчлөлттэй тэмцэх, байгаль орчноо авран хамгаалахад хүн бүр хувь нэмрээ оруулбал эх дэлхийгээ аврах боломжтой гэдэгт олны анхаарлыг хандуулахад оршдог. Тус үйл ажиллагаанд өнгөрсөн жилийн хувьд 188 орны 5251 хотын гурван тэрбум 600 сая хүн хамрагджээ. Тэдний нэг нь Монголчууд бөгөөд 2010 онд Улаанбаатар хот анх удаа уг үйл ажиллагаанд нэгдсэн юм. Харин энэ жил 10 дахь удаагаа албан ёсоор оролцох гэж байна. Энэ удаа зохион байгуулагчид хуванцрын хор холбогдлыг олон нийтэд сурталчлах, хуванцраас татгалзахад үйл ажиллагааг чиглүүлж байгаа аж.
Mongolia to partner with UAE in preventing raptor electrocution
A delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar made a working visit to the United Arab Emirates on February 26-27.
Earthquake recorded in Selenge aimag
Yesterday, at 11.50pm, a 3.73 magnitude earthquake occurred in Khuder soum of Selenge aimag. An epicenter of the earthquake was a place named ‘Tsagaan nuga’ of Tarvagatai bagh, 60km away from Khuder soum.
Over 30 measures planned for reduction of environmental pollution
At the regular meeting of Cabinet on February 20, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat reported about implementation process of the government resolution No:62 in 2018, Ban on raw coal burning.
70 percent of country covered with snow
As reported by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry last week, about 70 percent of the country was covered with snow.
Public transport emission to be reduced by over 80 percent
A memorandum on introducing diesel particulate filters (DPF), which reduce public transport emission by 85-97 percent, in Mongolia was signed by KOTRA Ulaanbaatar of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and the Transport Department of the Capital City.
MNT 200 million to be spent for reservation of Ugii lake ecosystem
A total of MNT 400 million were allocated in the state budget for 2019-2020 for the protection and improvement of Ugii lake of Arkhangai aimag, of which MNT 200 million were budgeted for 2019.
Project 'Green Pasture' to be implemented in Khovd aimag
Khas Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Mongolian National Federation of Pasture User Groups of Herders are to jointly implement the project ‘Green Pasture’ in Khovd aimag.
Solar power plant in Sumber soum puts into operation
With funding of USD 17.6 million by Khas Bank, 10 mWt solar power plant in Sumber soum of Gobisumber aimag was put into operation.
Discussion held on increasing responsibility on improving waste management
In the frameworks of the project, ‘Waste and Climate Change’, being co-implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Asia Foundation, a discussion was held under the theme, ‘Increasing the responsibility of manufacturers and importers in enhancing waste management’. Corresponding experts of aimags and districts attended the discussion.
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