Mongolia Launches NAP to Support Animal Husbandry, Water Management
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Mongolia will benefit from almost USD 3 million in GCF financing to support the development of resilience in such vulnerable sectors as animal husbandry, arable farming, water resource management and forestry.

The NAP project will reinforce systems for developing and sharing climate risk and vulnerability information.

20 March 2019: The Government of Mongolia has launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process to strengthen climate-resilient development, with support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Mongolia’s annual mean air temperature increased by 2.24°C from 1940 to 2015, triple the global average; thus, the impacts have been particularly significant, especially in rural communities.

Over the next three years, Mongolia will benefit from almost USD 3 million in GCF financing to support the development of resilience in such vulnerable sectors as animal husbandry, arable farming, water resource management and forestry. The GCF is helping to establish, strengthen and promote access to green finance in Mongolia.

Mongolia’s annual mean air temperature increased by 2.24°C from 1940 to 2015, triple the global average.

More specifically, the NAP project will:

  • support multi-sectoral, medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting;
  • promote the integration of climate change adaptation into development policies;
  • reinforce systems for developing and sharing climate risk and vulnerability information;
  • promote the development of sustainable financing mechanisms for adaptation initiatives;
  • institutionalize adaptation as a development strategy for Mongolia;
  • develop opportunities for long-term adaptation investment; and
  • increase the capacity of systems, institutions and stakeholders.

The NAP project builds on support already provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-financed NAP Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), which has supported Mongolia since 2013 to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into medium- and long-term national planning and financing. NAP-GSP is a joint programme by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UNEP to assist developing countries to advance NAPs. [UNDP Press Release]

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