Strengthening environmental Governance in Mongolia - Phase II

Goal

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.

Immediate objectives:

The project addressed environmental governance issues by focusing on three interrelated areas that attempted to:

  1. Streamline and strengthen Mongolia’s environmental legislative framework;
  2. Strengthen environmental mainstreaming mechanisms; and
  3. Strengthen the capacity of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage in environmental governance processes.

Intended results/outputs:



  1. Output 1: Road map developed and implemented to harmonise and strengthen Mongolia’s environmental legislative framework.
  2. Output 2: Environmental mainstreaming mechanisms developed for adoption by government, including in relation to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Environmental Auditing (EA), climate change, and environmental and socio-economic impacts of mining.
  3. Output 3: Resource mobilisation strategy for Environmental NGOs/CSOs developed and educational capacity of the press institute is strengthened in relation to environmental issues. 

What have we accomplished so far:

  • Support and assistance in drafting of several environmental laws and as a result – ratification of environmental law package by Parliament of Mongolia in May,2012
  • Support and assistance in drafting relevant guidelines and regulations in accordance with ratified environmental law package
  • 44 trainers on environmental legislation nationwide (2 representatives from each province)
  • Legal framework for environmental auditing is established
  • Legal framework for strategic environmental assessment is established
  • 70 environmental auditors are trained
  • 30 environmental experts are trained in strategic environmental assessment
  • Preliminary risk assessment study for climate change
  • Innovative methodology for cost benefit analysis of mining sector of Mongolia is developed
  • Handbook on environmental auditing is developed
  • Handbook on strategic environmental assessment is developed
  • Handbook on  cost benefit analysis of mining sector is developed
  • Long term capacity building strategy for environmental NGOs of Mongolia
  • Capacity assessment of environmental NGOs of Mongolia
  • 200 representatives of environmental NGOs are trained in key activities (environmental auditing, fund raising, financial management, public procurement and GIS;

Who finances it?

Year

Donor

Amount contributed

2011

UNDP, AusAID

US$ 399614.76

2012

UNDP, AusAID

US$ 246388.97

2013

UNDP, UK

US$ 169361.78

2014

UK

US $ 70000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Year

Total Delivery

2011

US$ 399614.76

2012

US$246388.97

2013

US$ 169361.78

2013

US$ 70000

Overview
Status:
Completed
Project start date:
April 1, 2011
Project end date:
April 30, 2014
Geographic coverage:
Nationwide
Focus area:
Sustainable natural resource management
MDG:
MDG 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Green Development
Donors:
UNDP, AusAID, Government of UK
Budget:
US$ 885365.51
UNDP Focal point:
Ms. Bunchingiv, Team leader
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