UNIDO PAGE Industrial Waste Inventory

The Rio +20 Declaration - The Future We Want - has highlighted that green economy is an important tool for achieving sustainable development and, in paragraph 66, invites the United Nations, relevant donors and international organizations to support countries in their transition to greener economies, through sharing of tools, methodologies, experiences and policy advice. In response to this call, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched at the UNEP Governing Council in February 2013. PAGE is a 7-year programme deploying the joint expertise of five UN agencies – UNIDO, UNDP, ILO, UNEP, and UNITAR – to progressively assist a total of 30 countries in their efforts to embark on green economy pathways. The collective endeavour focuses on mobilizing social awareness and providing specialized training to identifying critical bottlenecks, formulating and assessing policy options, and enabling policy implementation for the goal of greening the economy.

UNIDO has a long track record in implementing cleaner production technologies at the national level, as well as providing evidence-based policy advice to member states. Thereby, UNIDO’s contribution to PAGE focuses on green industrial policy advice and its implementation by engaging key stakeholders such as private sector, government, research and civil society practitioners.

PAGE in Mongolia

Mongolia was the first country to join the PAGE initiative in November 2013, and in 2014, the initiative completed an initial report by taking stock of Mongolia’s situation and also a green jobs mapping study. Modeling and policy inventory work is now underway to support a quantitative analysis of the impact and cost of the country’s transition to a green economy. Mongolia has committed to transition to a green econowith the Ministry of Environment and Green Development being created as a core government body in 2012. In June 2014, Mongolia’s Minister of Environment and Green Development, Sanjaasuren Oyun, was elected as the first president of the UN Environment Assembly, the UN’s highest body addressing global environmental issues.

At the “National workshop for awareness raising and capacity building, which was held in February 2015 for the formulation of the National Waste Management Strategy in Mongolia”; the Ministries´ stressed high priority to Waste Management. As part of the inception phase, the Industrial Waste Inventory forms part of the national PAGE steering committee work plan 2015 for Mongolia. Activities undertaken by RRCAP will be implemented in collaboration and cooperation with relevant stakeholders in Mongolia and following the guidance of UNIDO, other interested PAGE partners and actors. RRCAP will coordinate the Industrial Waste inventory process and contribute expert knowledge for successful completion of the Industrial Waste Inventory.

Contact:
Mr. Guilberto Borongan,
Project Leader and Programme Specialist
Waste Management & 3R
P: (662) 524-6240
E: guilberto@rrcap.ait.asia

 

   
Mr. Bayasgalan Sanduijav,
IT Specialist
P: (662) 524-6232
E: bayasa@rrcap.ait.asia