Mongolia fast facts
Key cross-sectoral policies:
National Green Development Policy
Sustainable Development Vision 2030
Key thematic and sectoral action areas in 2017:
Inclusive Green Economy indicators
Sub-national development planning
Sustainable public procurement
Industry and waste management
Inclusive Green Economy learning in university curriculum
The government of Mongolia is focused on ensuring environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development. This commitment is set out in the country's:
- Sustainable Development Vision 2030;
- National Green Development Policy;
- Action Plan for Green Development.
Mongolia, with support from PAGE, is achieving this through:
- Evidence-based policy appraisal and economic modelling
- Sectoral policy support and reform in finance, construction, jobs, trade, waste management, public procurement and education
Progress in 2017: A Snapshot
Green economy modelling and policy assessment
PAGE has supported the completion of a policy assessment based on the 2016 green economy modelling study. The study shows "that under a green investment scenario economic growth in 2030 will be 4.2%, which is significantly higher than the current growth based on a ‘brown’ economy with only 2.4%."
A series of national consultations have since been held in 2017 to discuss and share the policy recommendations from the modelling study.
The findings are available in English and Mongolian in a policy brief entitled "Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations from PAGE".
In 2017 Government of Mongolia hosted sustainability week: a series of thematic events, meetings with national partners, and the PAGE Steering Committee Meeting.
The main results of the week were:
- Recognition of the importance of the green economy approach for Mongolia
- Consolidation of results of PAGE support to Mongolia since 2013
- Advancement of key thematic workstreams including sustainable public procurement, trade and green economy learning through stakeholder workshops
The events received wide coverage in the Mongolian media.
A delegation from Kyrgyz Republic also participated so that they could learn from Mongolia’s experience in green economy policy reform.
In support of the Sustainable Development Vision and National Green Development Policy, PAGE has been working with the Mongolian government to identify and harness green trade opportunities. In 2017, three events on green economy and international trade opportunities were held in Ulan Bator, with national and international partners:
- a targeted two-day training on “Green Economy, Sustainable Production and Trade Opportunities”
- an expert workshop on ‘Sustainable Development and Trade Opportunities for Mongolia”
- a stakeholders' roundtable to discuss new trade policy landscape and opportunities in green trade sectors.
Building up green economy capacities
PAGE has been working with Mongolian universities on integrating green economy concepts and approaches into tertiary programmes and curricula.
With the aim of creating a national pool of experts, new courses will be created in the following thematic areas:
- green economy and modelling
- sustainable financing
- green buildings
These courses have the potential to reach out to hundreds of students in Mongolia over the next years.