Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure and honor to be here to present the “Blue Gold” documentary on Mongolia and I would like to thank all of you for being here a part of this launch.
I am very glad that we had an opportunity of partnering with the Blue Gold documentary for chronicling explicitly the impacts of climate change and highlighting relationship between climate change, unsustainable energy use, ecosystems and nomadic life in Mongolia.
To take this moment, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, Dr. Daniel Price, Founder of Raw Cinematics and their dedicated team.
There is no natural resource more precious on this planet than water. Water regulates the earth’s temperature.
We are one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. Mongolia is a country with unevenly distributed water resources.
There is an estimate that in Mongolia, around 200 lakes, 600 springs and 400 rivers have been dried up from 2003 to 2007, and the permafrost and glaciers has been reduced by 29 per cent between 2009-2014. In my country, surface water consumption is more than ground water resource.
When I served as the Minister for Environment and Tourism of Mongolia back in 2012, we had taken appropriate measures towards Preserving ecosystem balance, protecting natural resources, ensuring their appropriate use and rehabilitation, as well as promoting green economic growth. All these issues have been reflected in the Government’s Action Plan for 2016-2020.
Global challenge of climate change is everyone’s concern. So, we need to revitalize our partnership to enhance our activities against the negative impact of climate change. Let’s share best practices, let’s transfer best technologies, solutions, skills, know-hows, between and among all stakeholders. I Thank You.