Green space to be improved in cooperation with botanical experts
Governor and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city S.Amarsaikhan met with the scholars and experts of relevant institute at the Mongolian academy of Sciences.
Project on management of waste collection and transport to be implemented in Ulaanbaatar
In partnership with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, a workforce of the Governor of the Capital City will be implementing a project to create a clean, healthy environment for the residents in ger districts by making management of waste collection and transport more effective, accessible and lower cost in the frameworks of the non-refundable aid by the Swiss Development Agency in 2019-2022.
Waste management issues discussed at the national forum
Ministry of Environment and Tourism organized the national forum on waste management under the theme ‘Transition and solutions to waste-free economy’ on May 7, 2019. Representatives of relevant ministries, private entities, NGOs and local municipal authorities participated in the forum.
624 hectares of forest area allocated to forest unit of Umnugobi aimag
Since 2007, the Greenbelt Plantation Project has been jointly implemented by the Governments of Mongolia and the Republic of Korea to mitigate dust and sandstorms and combat desertification. With the first phase of the project successfully implemented, Mongolian Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia Jeong Jae Nam and the Greenbelt Project's coordinator signed the agreement to transfer the 624 hectares of land, in which are 100 hectares of forest area, 500 hectares of restored saxaul forest and 24 hectares of tree nursery, and its training center to the Local Forest Unit.
A.Bayarjargal awarded 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize
Ms.Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, head of the Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation and Snow Leopard Trust’s Mongolia Program Director, has been awarded the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize.
GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia takes place in Ulaanbaatar
The GEF (Global Environment Fund) Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia is taking place in Ulaanbaatar between April 23 and 26. More than 130 representatives of 14 countries are participating in the event.
19.8 percent of total land area to be protected
At its plenary meeting, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Food and Agriculture held the final discussion on the draft resolution on the issue of taking some areas under special protection of the Government.
‘Land Degradation Offset and Mitigation in Western Mongolia’ project completes
A closing workshop of the project ‘Land Degradation Offset and Mitigation in Western Mongolia’ took place. Deputy Minister for Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Ts.Tsengel, and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Mongolia Beate Trankmann delivered opening remarks at the event.
Partnership with Denver city to be further developed
At the invitation of the Vice President of Denver Zoological Foundation Graeme Patterson, Governor of Dornogobi aimag T.Enkhtuvshin, Chairman of the Citizens’ Representative Khural of the aimag S.Tumenbayar and officials of Ikh Nart Nature Reserve visited Denver, USA. In partnership with the Denver Zoological Foundation, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences has been implementing a long-term project at the nature reserve since 2001.
Seminar on biodiversity and biosafety takes place
In partnership with the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence Initiative, the National Committee on Biosafety at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has been implementing the P53 regional project on organizing profession training to upgrade legal environment of the national law on biosafety and bioprotection in Central Asian countries since 2017.
‘Let’s Protect the Nature’ campaign launches
By the order of Minister of Justice and Home Affairs, ‘Let’s Protect The Nature’ campaign started running from April 15 to decrease environmental crime rate.
Research equipment for mazaalai preservation received
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism received the necessary equipment for the research of the project on preserving Gobi bear (mazaalai) on April 15.
Workshop ‘1.5 °C – Do we still have time!’ running in Mongolia
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia with the participation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is organizing outreach events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on April 16 – 17, focusing on the key messages from the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and the urging need to take action for green socioeconomic transition.
Citizens called to combat air and environmental pollution together
A forum took place under the theme, ‘Let’s join forces against air and environmental pollution’, on April 9.
First takhi foal of this year born
akhi or Przewalski horse’s first foal of this year was born in Zuungariin Gobi of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area.
South Korea to partner in purifying the water of Khangal river
The Governor’s Office of Orkhon aimag will be partnering with ‘Mongolian Hao Bio’ company of Republic of Korea, on several issues, such as purifying the water of Khangal river, reducing the white dust of the Erdenet Mining Corporation and producing fertilizers with the dust.
Elimination of Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining project launches
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme and UN Industrialization Development Organization launched the five year project ‘Elimination of Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’ with the Global Environment Fund financing.
Project on biodiversity and climate change to be implemented in some soums
The Mongolia- Germany joint project titled ‘Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change’ will be carried out in Altai, Erdene, Tsogt, Bugat and Tonkhil soums of Gobi-Altai aimag, Bayan-Undur and Shinejinst soums of Bayankhongor aimag, and Altain, Bulgan and Uyench soums of Khovd aimag through KfW Development Bank of Germany.
Establishment of improved fuel plant to be funded with MNT300 million
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat worked in Kharkhorin and Khujirt soums of Uvurkhangai aimag on April 1-2.