Stakeholder consultation meeting on Agriculture sector GHG emission pathway assessment in 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 and adaptation measures and GHG emission monitoring, reporting and verification in the agriculture sector, to relevant stakeholders for feedback and recommendations. The consultation meeting was organized by GGGI Mongolia and led by MOFALI with more than 30 audience members actively participating.

The Agriculture sector is responsible for half of Mongolia’s GHG emissions. It is expected to increase as livestock numbers increase year on year. In general, it is very challenging to estimate the necessary time and capacities needed for the sectoral analyses and planning in the frame of the NDC update and in view of elaborating decarbonization pathways based on long-term sectoral climate mitigation goals. Therefore, an objective of the process is to initiate sectoral planning, to raise the awareness of all relevant stakeholders, and to achieve a full overview of all current policies, sector goals, and scheduled sectoral planning processes.

Mongolia’s NDC elaboration and update process for electricity and heating supply sector is being supported by the regional project ‘Capacity Development for Climate Policy in the Countries of Southeastern, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia, Phase III (CDCPIII)’ as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with New Climate Institute (NCI). GIZ and NCI have developed a Mitigation Scenario Modelling tool “PROSPECTS+” which is being piloted in Georgia and now will be applied in Mongolia. The Government of Mongolia officially recognized and accepted to use this model to develop the next round of its NDC commitments.

GGGI is responsible for developing and supporting NDC update and elaboration processes for the Agriculture and IPPU sectors, with technical backstopping provided by GIZ and NCI. Agreement has been reached among the GGGI Mongolia, GGGI HQ (MRV Team), Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and GIZ & NCI for regular and on-demand technical backstopping with free of charge and/back-to-back arrangements such as joint workshops and combined events, where feasible.

In September 2016, Mongolia ratified its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in accordance with the Green Development Policy (2014) and its Action Plan (2016). Mongolia’s overall commitment is to reduce 14% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030 compared to Business-As-Usual (BAU). The Government of Mongolia is currently under the process of updating and elaborating its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) target into NDC, aiming for more ambitious targets, with a vision to mobilize increased green financial resources from climate related funds. In the INDCs the potential impact of emission reduction measures in agriculture sector could not be estimated due to lack of available background information and are thus not included in the indicative estimate.