Mongolia became a member of the NDC Partnership in January 2017, appointing Focal Points from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Ministry of Finance, the Environment and Climate Fund, and the National Development Agency. Mongolia submitted a request for support on 28 November 2017, to which the NDC Partnership responded on 11 January 2018 with consolidated responses from five partners – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Global Green Growth Institute, German Development Agency, United Nations Development Programme, and World Bank. Mongolia’s NDC Partnership Plan is currently under implementation and was approved by the Minister for the Environment and Tourism of Mongolia through Order #A/334 on 6 September 2018. Mongolia’s Partnership Plan forms a basis for planning, coordination, resource mobilization, and transparency on NDC implementation between the Government and partners. Mongolia’s Plan focuses on its NDC priorities, including improving climate change policies, institutional frameworks and governance, access to climate finance, transparency of climate monitoring and reporting, and national and local capacities for NDC implementation, linked to relevant development plans.
A key outcome of Mongolia’s engagement with the Partnership is an Online NDC Coordination Platform, which aims to facilitate cooperation on the implementation of Mongolia’s NDC. The platform will enable the Government and implementing partners to easily exchange information and improve collaboration on NDC implementation activities; share and access relevant information and documents; and clearly identify how individual actions and projects play an essential role in reaching common climate goals. This coordination will help support the efficient and effective implementation of Mongolia’s NDC, and support the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to better mainstream climate change policies into sustainable development and national development plans.