CO2 Emission reduction calculation, standardized baseline emission factors setting, and MRV in the building sector under the Paris Agreement
Recognising that market demand and purchasing practices are a key part of the puzzle, UNDP Mongolia commissioned this report to assess market interest in sustainability for cashmere sourcing from the country. The findings show us that there is broad recognition of the environmental and social impacts such as overgrazing by goats, loss of biodiversity, and incomes for herders.
Assessment of the performance of the Mongolian law on administrative and territorial units and their governance
The Mongolian Law on Administrative and Territorial Units and Their Governance (LATUG) is the main law, which regulates local government affairs. It was first adopted on 18 August of 1992, was revised in 2006 and went through 20 amendments since its first adoption. Before analyzing the status of implementation of the law, in this chapter, we aimed to provide a brief overview of the social, political and economic contexts when the LATUG was first adopted, revised in 2006 and further amended, and how the changing contexts have subsequently affected the content of the Law.
Mongolia’s air pollution problem, caused by an alignment of various conditions and circumstances, has risen to internationally high levels, especially in Ulaanbaatar (UB). Various efforts made in the past, especially since 2010, have aimed to address this issue but with limited success. Since 2017, the legal and policy environment on reducing air pollution has been further strengthened, but outcomes are still unsatisfactory. If sustainable progress is now to be made, the underlying reasons for those failures, which include weak design, as well as inadequacy and ineffectiveness of implementation must be addressed.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. UNDP opened its representative office in Ulaanbaatar in 1973 after more than a decade of successful cooperation with Mongolia. Ever since, UNDP has worked for equitable and sustainable development for the benefit of all Mongolians. UNDP is committed to helping the Government and the people of Mongolia achieve the Sustainable Development Development Goals as well as other national development priorities.
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