Mongolia has launched the Asia-Pacific region’s first NDC Partnership Plan to help combat climate change.
The plan will help Mongolia meet its commitment to reduce emissions by 14% by 2030 compared to a business-as-usual scenario.
The online platform to facilitate cooperation on implementing Mongolia’s NDC will be finalized in November 2018 and officially launched at the Katowice Climate Change Conference.
9 October 2018: Mongolia has launched the Asia-Pacific region’s first nationally determined contribution (NDC) Partnership Plan to help combat the impacts of climate change, and mitigate the effects of desertification, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity, which are threatening the country’s traditional nomadic culture. The country has adopted a holistic approach regarding climate action, as well as technologies to facilitate cooperation and coordination on NDC implementation.
During an NDC Partnership Stakeholders Meeting in September 2018, Mongolia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism Tserenbat Namsrai approved the NDC Partnership Plan, which will enable planning, coordination, resource mobilization and transparency on NDC implementation between the government, implementing partners and donors. The plan will help Mongolia meet its commitment to reduce emissions by 14% by 2030 compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, and the country has already reached 70% of this target.
Mongolia has already reached 70% of its emission reduction target.
The NDC Partnership is helping the government build an online platform to facilitate cooperation on implementing Mongolia’s NDC. The platform will:
- enable the exchange of information and improve collaboration on NDC implementation activities;
- share and access relevant information and documents;
- identify how individual actions and projects contribute to reaching common climate goals; and
- help the Ministry of Environment and Tourism better mainstream climate change policies into sustainable development and national development plans.
The online platform will be finalized in November 2018 and officially launched at the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December 2018.
The Stakeholders Meeting also helped bolster the National Climate Change Committee and a supporting Technical Working Group as the supervisory and coordination mechanism to oversee Mongolia’s NDC implementation. Consultations are ongoing to determine how the coordination mechanism will operate.
Launched in 2016, the NDC Partnership enhances cooperation to enable countries to access technical knowledge and financial support to achieve climate goals and the SDGs. The Partnership includes 83 member countries, 19 institutional members and seven associate members, and supports more than 30 developing countries to enhance and implement their NDCs. [NDC Partnership Press Release on Mongolia] [NDC Partnership Website] [Mongolia’s NDC]