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ITTLLDC participates in the Pre-COP 26 Workshop on Greening Mongolia’s Development

Oct 21, 2021 | 2:34 pm

The Pre-COP 26 Workshop on Greening Mongolia’s Developmentintended to support the Government of Mongolia’s constructive engagement in the 26th UN Climate Conference of the Parties (COP26), was jointly organized by the Office of the President of Mongolia, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations with crucial contributions by partner organizations including the World Bank, ITTLLDC and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ulaanbaatar on October 21, 2021. 

The workshop brought together high-level government officials and representatives from relevant international organizations to discuss Mongolia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP). President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2021 affirmed Mongolia’s commitment to fostering green development, combating climate change, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the President announced a national campaign to plant 1 billion trees by 2030 to reverse the desertification and Mongolia’s aim to spend at least 1 percent of its GDP annually on combatting climate change and deforestation. 

The high-level workshop was opened by the President of Mongolia and esteemed representatives of the United Nations, ADB, the UK Government, and other development partners who expressed their support Mongolia in achieving its climate ambitions. The workshop had three panel discussions on selected priority areas to be arranged with four briefings on the implementation of Mongolia’s already indicated commitments. In addition, the workshop providefruitful discussions on deepening Mongolia’s engagements in combating against the climate change through particularly focusing on forestry, energy and rangeland management issues. 

ITTLLDC participated in the discussions and provided recommendations on the impact of climate change on landlocked developing countries, and the role of research institutions in addressing those challenges.

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