Overall Objective

GGGI’s program in Mongolia directly support the Government’s green development targets of 20% renewably generated electricity, 20% building heat loss reduction, and 2% of GDP for green investment by 2020.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Romain David Ivan Brille

Country Representative - Mongolia

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Invest Mongolia Agency

Mongolian Bankers’ Association

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment

Green Development and Tourism (MEGDT

Capital City of Ulaanbaatar

Context

The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has identified improving the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change and transitioning to a greener development pathway as priorities in its National Green Development Policy (NGDP). Mongolia’s energy sector is highly dependent on fossil fuels with over 90% of heating and electricity derived from coal. The resulting soil and air pollution is particularly acute in the peri-urban areas of Ulaanbaatar and other secondary cities, where poverty exceeds the national rate of 27%.

Mongolia has therefore made commitments to increase renewable energy generation and improve urban planning and resilience in its NGDP and Action Plan, NDCs and Sustainable Development Vision 2030. While the supporting policy environment has improved, implementation and financing to address these challenges remain well below the levels needed to transition to inclusive green growth. Additionally, green growth is not yet fully integrated into energy and urban development policy implementation and financing at the line ministry or provincial and municipal levels. Given the current impacts of weak commodities prices and low investment, a stretched government budget reduces the ability to introduce many of the intended green development measures.

The GoM therefore seeks to identify and build commitments to the steps needed to achieve its green growth ambitions through the formulation of investment plans. This project, supporting Mongolia’s transition to Green Development Phase 2, is designed to enable additional resource mobilization in the thematic areas of energy and cities. The project aims to address the problems of fossil fuel dependence, uneven urban development, and limited capacity to finance green growth in order to build resilience to climate change. GGGI’s core service offerings under this project directly support the GoM’s green development targets of 20% renewably generated electricity, 20% building heat loss reduction, and 2% of GDP for green investment by 2020.

News

News • September 6, 2018

Mongolia is Greening its Education Buildings and Facilities

The Government of Mongolia is one step closer to realize its ambition to green its public buildings. Green Development Policy of Mongolia 2030 (2015) and its Implementation Action Plan set out to develop a model green public building design to mainstream green building principles across all public buildings, in line with other climate change goals […]

News • June 28, 2018

Strengthening green finance capacity in Mongolia through the GCF Readiness program

Ulaanbaatar, 28 June – The Government of Mongolia, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association conducted a two-day capacity building workshop on accessing green finance today in Ulaanbaatar. The workshop, hosted by the partner organizations under the Readiness program in Mongolia, highlighted the opportunities and […]

News • June 25, 2018

The GGGI Mongolia team co-hosts Prize ceremony for the winners of challenge “Let’s fight air pollution together”

Ulaanbaatar, June 25 – The winners of Innovation Challenge “Let’s fight air pollution together” were announced and received prizes today. As part of its efforts to contribute to Mongolia’s green development, the GGGI Mongolia team implemented the “Let’s fight air pollution together” Innovation Challenge in partnership with the Arig Bank since April 2017. This initiative […]

News • May 24, 2018

GGGI Mongolia team organizes the 9th National Renewable Energy Forum

May 24 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The GGGI Mongolia team organized the 9th National Renewable Energy Forum with support of the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and Energy Regulatory Commission today at the Corporate Convention Center in Ulaanbaatar. GGGI has been one of the sponsors of the National Renewable Energy Forum since 2016. It is an […]

News • May 23, 2018

GGGI Mongolia team receives a “Green passport” from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Mr. Romain Brillie, GGGI Country Representative in Mongolia has received a Green passport from H.E. Tserenbat. N, Minister for Environment and Tourism with honor to promote and contribute to the implementation of the Green passport campaign. The Green passport campaign was initiated and started by MET. The main purpose of the Green passport is to […]

News • May 18, 2018

GGG Mongolia conducted a meeting on GGGI’s activities in Mongolia with Minister of Environment and Tourism

GGGI’s Mongolia Team met with H.E. Tserenbat.N, the Mongolian Minister of Environment and Tourism (MET) at Minister`s office to update him on the global and Mongolia country programs of the Institute, key achievements and ongoing activities of GGGI to support the Government of Mongolia and the MET and to discuss action plans and priorities of […]

News • April 10, 2018

Child-friendly, inclusive, and green lifestyle videos produced by the GGGI Mongolia team are being used at Assembly of Mongolian Children’s Eco Clubs

April 10 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The Ministry of Environment and Tourism together with Pure water and Natural conservation Center, Ulaanbaatar City Environment Office and City Educational Office organized today an Assembly of Mongolian Kids’ Eco Clubs in order to increase children’s knowledge and understanding on the environment and promote their participation in nature conservation […]

News • March 20, 2018

Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Mongolia’s Monitoring, Reporting and Vertification (MRV) System

The GGGI Mongolia team hosted a half-day stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Mongolia’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system on March 20 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In March 2017, GGGI launched a MRV program to support the MRV framework establishment and capacity building in 14 countries based on consultations with its member and partner countries. Mongolia was identified […]

News • March 16, 2018

Mongolia holds a Stakeholders’ Consultation Meeting under the theme of “Partnership to create a National Green Finance Vehicle”

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – 16 March, 2018 – The GGGI Mongolia team organized and co-hosted a Stakeholders’ Consultation Meeting under the theme of “Partnership to Create a National Green Financing Vehicle” today. The main focus of the meeting, organized under the Readiness Programme of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), was to discuss the action plan to […]

News • March 15, 2018

Child-friendly, inclusive, and green lifestyle videos produced by the GGGI Mongolia team are being used at Ecology training sessions

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, – March 15, 2018 – The Ulaanbaatar City Environment Office together with the City Educational Office started a project to deliver ecology education for students of secondary schools today. The project was financed by UNICEF. An opening ceremony of the project and the first of the series of trainings were organized at a […]

News • February 7, 2018

GGGI and Mongolia’s Energy Regulatory Commission host a cross-ministerial working group meeting to present Mongolia’s first energy standards & labeling program

On February 7 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Mongolia’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), hosted a workshop with government ministries including the Ministry of Standardization and Metrology, and the Ministry of Energy to present recommendations for the establishment of a Mongolian energy standards & labeling program (S&L). The workshop […]

News • January 4, 2018

Mongolia awards GGGI the Certificate of Appreciation

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism held a ceremonial meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism at the Government House on January 4, 2018. Former authorities, members of the Parliament and Government, veteran workers and representatives of donors and projects attended the ceremony. During the ceremony […]

News • December 19, 2017

Climate Investment Partnership Forum in Mongolia

On December 19, 2017, GGGI Mongolia organized a Climate Investment Partnership Forum. The main objective of the Forum was to facilitate potential investment partnerships between public and private sectors for implementation of the UB City NDC and its investment plan by presenting selected pipeline projects. In September 2016, Mongolia ratified its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]

News • March 24, 2017

Mongolia signs MoU on energy efficiency

In Mongolia, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) signed a MoU with the Global Green Growth Institute to improve energy conservation. In a combined statement, the ERC said its MoU with GGGI will allow joint implementation the country’s Energy Conservation laws to improve the adoption of energy efficiency and clean energy resources. Read the full article […]

News • June 8, 2015

International Conference on Scaling up Wind Energy in Mongolia

Highlights of the two-day International Conference held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which included GGGI’s participation and launch of reports on green growth initiatives in the Steppe country. Read the highlights here.

Projects

Project
Mongolian Green Credit Fund (MGCF)
Start Date Q2 2017
Funding Source National Finance Vehicle
Approved Budget USD 50 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Mongolia Transition to Green Development – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 175 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mongolia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mongolia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Green Energy Systems in Mongolia Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Green Energy Systems in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy

GGGI In-Country Staff

Shinenemekh Volooj

Associate, Market Assessment, Wastewater Management and Sanitation Solutions in Peri-Urban Areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Sarnai Battulga

Associate, Market Assessment – Green and Affordable Residential Buildings In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tuguldur Baavai

SPECIALIST: Funding Proposal Development– Mongolia Green Credit Fund

Zoljargal Jargalsaikhan

Associate – Market Assessment (GCF-MN)

Unurtsetseg Ulaankhuu

Officer- Cities Program (Mongolia)

Tsolmon Namkhainyam

Officer- Energy Program (Mongolia)

Oyunchimeg Amartuvshin

Associate, Mongolia Program

Romain David Ivan Brille

Country Representative - Mongolia

Bayarmaa Enkhbayar

Senior Associate - Communications & Knowledge Management - Mongolia Program