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Mongolia environment monitor (English)

Mongolia's magnificent landscapes, diverse ecosystems and rare species are of global importance, and are central to the country's well-being. Yet, the land and other natural resources are facing mounting threats. Mongolia's growing population and changing lifestyles are intensifying pressures on the country's fragile ecosystems. Overgrazing is degrading significant areas and displacing wildlife from its habitat. Pollution from industrial and urban growth is negatively affecting environmental quality. Moreover, hampering progress in the management of and protection of the environment is a conspicuous lack of human and financial resources and low institutional capacity. To address these challenges, the Government of Mongolia has enacted a series of environmental laws, expanded its system of nature reserves, adopted energy efficient technologies, and invested in pollution-abatement schemes. To further its strategic objectives, the government is revising the 1995 National Environmental Action Plan, and has mainstreamed environmental concerns into its official Good Governance for Human Security Programme.

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Corsi, Anna Dore, Giovanna Nagpal, Tanvi Whitten

Mongolia environment monitor (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/590361468286801419/Mongolia-environment-monitor