Mongolia to Cut Carbon in Construction SectorJun 8, 2016
A new initiative to develop and incentivize ecological, low-emission and energy-efficient approaches in Mongolia’s construction and housing sector is being launched this year. The “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the construction sector in Mongolia” (NAMA) Project will run until 2020. It aims to limit the need for coal-powered heating and reduce the country’s winter air pollution.
Recent studies show that energy efficient measures can cut energy needs in construction by 35% by 2035, which can in turn help Mongolia to combat climate change. The project will achieve this by i) introducing emission targets in the sector ii) implementing NAMA among suppliers, producers and consumers, as well as iii) measuring, reporting and verifying building outcomes.
In doing this, NAMA will help the Mongolian Government to meet its 2030 Sustainable Development Vision targets and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, which include cutting heat-loss in buildings by 40% and lowering national emissions 14% by 2030.
The roughly $8.1 million project will be jointly financed and supported by the Global Environment Facility, the Government, the private sector and the UNDP. It will be implemented by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, together with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Green Development and Tourism, the Ministry of Energy and the UNDP.
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