Climate changing

Landlocked, prone to extreme weather like the current severe winter or dzud, and slowly losing its scarce arable land to desertification, Mongolia faces monumental challenges from climate change.

This year’s dzud has brought temperatures below -30°C that are decimating crucial livestock herds and threatening the livelihoods of herders.

Unfortunately, climate change has received little attention inside or outside the country – but this is now changing. Last month, the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) endorsed for the first time to Mongolia—alongside Bangladesh, Rwanda and Uganda—to join the Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low-Income Countries Program (SREP).

ADB is the leading agency among multilateral development banks supporting the government’s efforts to prepare the country investment plan for scaling up renewable energy... —