Environment & Energy

  • Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

    The goal of the project is the reduction in the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the building sector in Mongolia. The Building Energy Efficiency Project will contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions through the transformation of the Mongolian buildings market towards more energy-efficient building technologies and services, sustainable private house insulation and energy efficiency financing mechanisms. The project objective is the improvement of the energy utilization efficiency in Mongolian buildings by improving the energy efficiency levels of new construction sector buildings and by improving the energy efficiency of new and existing ger and private houses in urban areas.

  • Strengthening the protected area network in Mongolia (SPAN)

    The objective of the project is to catalyze the management effectiveness and financial sustainability of Mongolia’s protected areas system. The annual revenues to the National PA system at project start were approximately US$2.5million. The project aims develop the management and financial capacity of MEGD and strengthen the partnerships between PA authorities and local communities, local government, NGOs and the private sector to achieve the long-term sustainability of PA financing to allow Mongolia to cover the financing gap.

  • UN Joint Programme on Water and Sanitation

    As a part of the UN Joint Programme, UNDP component implementation started covering the target soums of Khovd and Gobi-Altai aimags in 2008, with the overall goal to improve water and sanitation management and service provision in Mongolia. UN Joint Programme on Water and Sanitation has been extended to additional target soums in Bayankhongor and Umnugovi Aimags from June 2010.

  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia

    Mongolia is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its geographical location, fragile ecosystem and socio-economic conditions. The combination of ongoing land and water degradation multiplied by climate change will almost certainly result in substantial ecological and social challenges. Integrated adaptation strategies and associated programs are necessary to maintain ecosystem functions and water provisioning services. If we do not implement climate change adaptation approaches immediately, vulnerability of Mongolia’s rural communities to impacts associated with ecosystem services will increase. Therefore, the maintenance of ecosystem functions and water provisioning services in critical water catchments is crucial for the survival of rural communities and the Mongolian economy. The project will apply the principles of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) to increase climate change resilience at a landscape level.

  • Strengthening Local Level Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, Management, and Coordination in Mongolia

    The overall goal of the project is to facilitate decentralized disaster management through sustainable prevention, response and coordination mechanisms, thus reduce vulnerabilities of urban and rural poor. The objective of the project is to enhance disaster management capacities by clarifying roles and responsibilities, formalizing local-level disaster management mechanisms and applying tailored approaches for disaster prevention, preparedness and response in urban and rural settings. At the policy level, the main focus will be on improved coordination and integration of disaster management issues into national and local level development planning.

  • Rural Water and Sanitation Project

    The project focuses on Bulgan, Uvurkhangai, Tuv and Dundgobi aimags which have off-track records in MDG targets on access to safe water and adequate sanitation within the period of 2013-2014 with the overall objective to develop capacity of local governments for improved delivery of water and sanitation services in rural areas and enhance local resource mobilization, thereby contribute to the achievement of the national MDG 7 target by 2015

  • Strengthening environmental Governance in Mongolia Phase II

    The overarching goal of the project is to assist the Government of Mongolia to achieve its objective to improve consistency of policies for protection, proper use and rehabilitation of natural wealth; make transparent and accessible information related to nature and the environment, and; increase public participation and monitoring in the protection of nature and environment.

  • Mongolia's Network of Managed Resource Protected areas (MRPA)

    The project goal is to ensure the integrity of Mongolia's diverse ecosystem the viability of the nation's globally significant biodiversity. The project objective is to catalyze the strategic expansions of Mongolia's protected area (PA) system through establishment of network of community conservation areas covering under-represented ecosystems.


Mongolia’s rapid economic growth driven by natural resource extraction, is amplifying threats to the environment leading to land degradation, water and air pollution, loss of biodiversity, in addition to overexploitation of forests and pasture. Environmental degradation combined with rising climate change impact makes the highly natural resources dependent local people and the fragile ecosystems most vulnerable.

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