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Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Environment and Energy

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.

Current Programme

UNDP’s Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction portfolio focuses on the development of a range of strategies that enhance the country’s ability to conserve and protect its environment for resource efficient development, and to empower local communities and enhance institutional capacity for sustained environmental management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation. UNDP also supports Mongolia in linking up to global climate financing and other relevant initiatives. This includes UNDP’s role in ensuring Mongolia’s access to expertise through Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) initiative and UN REDD+, Biodiversity financing (BIOFIN), as well as the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the Climate Adaptation Fund (AF).

36.8%

of land in Mongolia

is known as forest land. The lastest results show that the number has grown by five percent compared to the statistics in the past two years.

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