Green Economy and World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day in Mongolia

This year the main WED event is hosted by the government and people of Mongolia, and focuses on the new UNEP and UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) campaign Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint, which is aimed at slashing food waste.

Mongolia is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, and is aiming to ensure this growth goes hand in hand with a green economy and civilization. While Mongolia does not waste significant food, the traditional nomadic lifestyle of some of its people—who developed ways to preserve food for long periods—offers some ancient answers to the modern-day challenge of food waste.

Mongolia is prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among youth. The country is currently developing its own green economy strategy.

UNEP will partake in a series of events from 1-7 June in Mongolia.


UNEP Events in Mongolia:

4 June 2013, Ulaanbaatar - Launch of the new report "Smallholders, food security, and the environment" by IFAD
Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship is one of the quickest ways to lift over one billion people out of poverty and sustainably nourish a growing world population, a new United Nations report released today said.

Download the report

Watch a video on the report's launch

Download the press release on the report's launch

5 June 2013, Ulaanbaatar - UN and Mongolia Announce Major Partnership during World Environment Day
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday announced that Mongolia would be one of the first countries in the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)—a major new initiative to assist the global transition to a green economy.