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

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Construction and Urban Development

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s Office

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 • November 15, 2019

GGGI HOSTS KNOWLEDGE SHARING WORKSHOP ON LOW CARBON GREEN HEATING TECHNOLOGIES FOR OFF-GRID PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, November 14, 2019 – GGGI Mongolia hosted a knowledge-sharing event together with MET, with the aim to introduce and share best practices to replace HOB heating systems with three pilot green innovations for low-carbon technologies for off-grid buildings of remote ger district schools and kindergartens in Ulaanbaatar. The Government of Mongolia decided to […]

News • November 15, 2019

GGGI Mongolia organizes a Knowledge Sharing Event on Energy Efficiency

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, November 12, 2019 On November 12, GGGI Mongolia organized a knowledge sharing event in Mongolia, as part of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Improvement Project implemented by GGGI, together with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). The main objective of the event was to bring together private companies interested in providing energy services and facilitate […]

News • October 25, 2019

GGGI signs MoU on cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia

Oct. 23 2019 Seoul, Republic of Korea The Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth cooperation on 23 October 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, during the Global Green Growth Week 2019. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, GGGI Director-General and Hyoeun Jenny […]

News • October 2, 2019

GGGI Mongolia holds a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects”

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Oct 2, 2019 – GGGI Mongolia organized a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects” in association with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Dispatching Center (NDC) of Mongolia. The workshop was organized as part of the Renewable Energy Absorption Project implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • September 2, 2019

MONGOLIA DEVELOPS A POLICY DOCUMENT ON ITS INDC FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Aug 26, 2019 On Aug 26, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Environment Climate Fund hosted the 3rd working group meeting to develop a policy document on Mongolia’s INDC for the Paris Agreement. The aim of the meeting was to provide updates on ongoing cross-sectoral activities to develop a policy document […]

News • August 30, 2019

Stakeholder consultation meeting on Agriculture sector GHG emission pathway assessment in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Aug 23, 2018 GGGI Mongolia organized a Stakeholder consultation meeting on Agriculture sector GHG emission pathway assessment in Mongolia on Aug 23, 2019. The main objective of the meeting was to conduct sectoral consultation meetings, with support of MET, MOFALI and ECF, to introduce project concepts on policy improvement for climate change mitigation […]

News • August 2, 2019

GGGI Mongolia facilitates the on-site assessment of its “EPC for residential buildings retrofitting” project by the NAMA Facility

July 24, 2019 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Between the 22nd and 24th of July 2019, the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of NAMA Facility visited Mongolia to assess GGGI’s “Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Buildings Retrofitting” project. The project requested grant financing from NAMA to design a financing mechanism to retrofit 132 residential buildings. GGGI, together with Ulaanbaatar […]

News • July 8, 2019

Mongolia prepares for implementing Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar City

July 4, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – GGGI and the Ulaanbaatar City Engineering Facility Department organized a workshop on preparation for the NAMA facility mission to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the on-site assessment of ‘EPC for Residential Buildings’. The on-site assessment will take in place between July 22-24, 2019. In order to be well prepared for the mission […]

News • June 18, 2019

GGGI Mongolia is to support the revision of Mongolian NDCs in two sectors: Agriculture and IPPU

GGGI is working alongside several of its member countries to fulfill the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions). With countries expected to submit their revised commitments in 2020, the Government of Mongolia is assessing the possibility and conditions to raise the ambition of […]

News • May 23, 2019

GGGI Mongolia jointly organizes International New Energy Green Summit-2019

On May 23, the International New Energy Summit took place in Ulaanbaatar, under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The event was an initiative by the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association (MRIA) and was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET), Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (ERC), the Environmental Organization of Ulaanbaatar […]

News • March 27, 2019

Mongolia accelerates building energy efficiency deep dive program

March 27, 2019, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The Ulaanbaatar City Environmental Department organized a kick-off workshop today on building energy efficiency deep dive program together with ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the World Resource Institute (WRI) under the assistance of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The kick-off workshop was aimed at developing the shared […]

News • December 10, 2018

GGGI organizes “Mongolia National Sustainable Finance Roadmap: Supporting the development of Green Bonds’ markets” workshop

On 10 Dec, 2018, GGGI Mongolia organized a workshop for Regulators, Financial institutions, Investors and Issuers to build and enhance the knowledge on Green Bonds as financing and investment tool. Representatives from policymaking and regulatory bodies, financial institutions, public and private companies, local governments, investors as well as research and rating institutions were invited to […]

News • December 8, 2018

International knowledge exchange program on building energy efficiency organized to trigger market transformation in Mongolia

Bratislava, December 7-8 – The Government Delegation from Ulaanbaatar Mayor’s Office, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development and the High Council on Home Owners’ Association visited Energy Centre of Bratislava to learn Slovakia’s experience on renovating its public and residential buildings through market mechanisms and government support. This knowledge exchange […]

News • October 24, 2018

GGGI Mongolia organizes a Technical meeting on a Business case of low-carbon small-scale heating solutions for the selected educational facility.

Ulaanbaatar,  24 October – The GGGI Mongolia team organized a technical meeting today on the Business case of low-carbon small-scale heating solutions for the selected educational facility named 122nd Public School. The business case required consideration of technical, commercial and financial viability. Also, it is integrating perspectives of operations and management and its potential to […]

News • October 17, 2018

GGGI supports MoU signing between China and Mongolia to promote collaboration of two countries in fields of energy efficiency

Beijing, China, October 15 – As part of GGGI’s support to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Mongolia, framed in the MoU signed in March 2017, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Mongolia and China programs have facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ERC of Mongolia and the National Institute […]

News • October 9, 2018

GGGI supports International Knowledge-Sharing Event on Building Energy Efficiency

On October 5-9, in an effort to strengthen leadership for Energy Efficiency and ESCO development in building energy efficiency in Mongolia, GGGI an facilitated international knowledge sharing event in Bratislava, Slovakia. The overall objective of this knowledge sharing event was to develop vision and build the capacity of decision and policy makers in energy efficiency […]

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 […]

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

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Renewable Energy

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

Romain David Ivan Brille

Country Representative - Mongolia