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Over the past 25 years, Mongolia has transformed into a vibrant democracy, with triple the level of GDP per capita, increasing school enrolments, and dramatic declines in maternal and child mortality.  With vast agricultural and mineral resources and an increasingly educated population, Mongolia is quickly moving toward its long-term development goals. At the same time Mongolia continues to face important environmental challenges, such as land degradation, air and water pollution, and increasing carbon dioxide emissions.

Despite this challenging context, the country’s commitment to alternative economic growth based on environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness remains firm. The Parliament approved in 2014 the National Green Development Policy (NGDP), whose development was supported by PAGE. In January 2016, the Cabinet approved an Action Plan for implementation of the National Green Development Policy (NGDP) and one month later the State Great Khural, the Mongolian Parliament, adopted the Sustainable Development Vision (SDV) 2030. Under its Nationally Determined Contribution, Mongolia committed to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by 14% by 2030, compared to the projected emissions under a business as usual scenario.

PAGE’s continued engagement in Mongolia’s green development agenda included technical support through creation and update of evidence-based policy tools, capacity building, and stakeholder consultations in sustainable finance, sustainable public procurement, green jobs, industry and waste management, green economy learning and economic modelling, sustainable trade among others.

In Mongolia, PAGE is contributing towards the achievement of SDG 4(Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12(Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13(Climate Action), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:15am
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