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Climate change training in Khovd aimag

Climate change is a major risk to good development outcome. Mongolia has already experienced significant climate changes, with warming of over 2°C and declines in rainfall reported between 1940 and 2015 and recent climate changes have led to chronic drought, and increased exposure to secondary impacts such as dust storms. The intensity of extreme climate-driven hazards including heat wave, drought, and river flood, is expected to increase. Mongolia has engaged closely with international efforts to mitigate climate change and its impacts, including Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Since 2019, the GIZ has been implementing a project in Mongolia which aims at preserving the biodiversity of ecologically important areas while at the same time improving the living conditions of the local population. The “Supporting Protected Areas for the Conservation for Ecosystem Services” (SPACES) project advises on the legal framework of protected areas and improves coordination between actors within selected PAs in Western Mongolia.

The Research and Development Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD) NGO assessed capacity needs of officials from SPACES project counterparts in Khovd aimag and conducted the training on climate change in April 2022. Climate Change Research and Cooperation Center (CCRCC) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET) contributed to the training through provision of technical support.


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