National Security Council recommendation on air pollution

2017-02-02 18:22:27

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The National Security Council's recommendation on air pollution was approved on January 10, 2017. The following is the overview of the recommendation.

The State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia needs to acknowledge that air, water and soil pollution has reached disaster levels, and make necessary amendments to the relative legislation to improve the legal environment for operating in a state of emergency and establishing disaster zone, quarantine measures, population resettlement, rehabilitation and urban re-planning.

Creation of legal environment to implement the relocation of central government bodies, the railway, universities and related infrastructures, and the legal environment to establish the duties and accountability system of all government bodies, officials in charge, business enterprises and citizens to implement relative laws and to reduce air and environmental pollution have become necessary.

Providing the necessary legal environment for ensuring participation and cooperation of citizens and enterprises in reducing environmental pollution and discussing air and environmental pollution upon including the issue in agenda of every parliamentary session, and when necessary, upon convening extraordinary sessions is recommended.

Holding an extraordinary session in the first quarter of the 2017 to discuss this recommendation and to finalize the National plan on air and environmental pollution reduction is expected.

As for the Government of Mongolia, submitation of the draft laws and rulings of this recommendation, as well as the draft national plan to the State Great Khural are expected by February 20, 2017.

Also, developing a detailed executive plan for the National plan on air and environmental pollution reduction, reorganizing the National Committee for Air Pollution Reduction and emergency operation principles are recommended.

Hold quarterly Cabinet meetings to discuss air and environmental pollution, when necessary to hold special meetings are expected.

Citizen’s Representative Khurals of Aimags and the Capital City (Local Parliaments) discuss local environmental pollution issues at Citizen’s Representative Khurals of aimags and the Capital City and developing and implementing special plans are needed. Also, all enterprises, organizations and individuals needs to be called upon actively participating and cooperating in environmental pollution reduction.

Secretary of the National Security Council is expected to summarize the proposals made during the extended meeting of the National Security Council to be delivered to the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government for inclusion in the National plan for air and environmental pollution reduction. And oversee the general implementation of the recommendations issued by the National Security Council on environmental pollution.