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Mongolia is often described as being 'forest-poor', though this is misleading. In fact it has over 12.8 million ha of forest cover but due to its extensive land area of 157 million ha, its forest land represents only 8% of its total land area (FAO FRA 2010). The forest areas of Mongolia can be divided into two broad zones. Mongolia’s northern coniferous/boreal forests extend over 11.5 million ha and are being lost at an estimated annual rate of 0.74 per cent per year, which represents just over 80,000 hectares each year (FAO FRA 2010). Mongolia’s Saxaul forests cover 1.9 million hectares are being lost at the alarming rate of 6.5 per cent each year.

Mongolia joined the UN-REDD Programme in June 2011.  Guided by a Multi-stakeholder taskforce multi-stakeholder taskforce, the national REDD+ Readiness Roadmap is now nearly complete.  Some final adjustments are currently being made to ensure that the Roadmap is fully aligned with the country's latest green development agenda.   UN-REDD has meanwhile begun its support in designing a framework for strengthening  both functional and technical capacities of relevant national institutions to establish a strong foundation for the implementation of the Roadmap.  

Programme Activity Updates

Mongolia’s Forest Sector is Good Value for Money

May 2013

A recent UN-REDD study calculates the economic value of the forest sector. Read full article…

Update on REDD+ in Mongolia
January 2012

Mongolia has recently become a partner country of the UN-REDD Programme and is now working to develop a national REDD+ roadmap. Read full article

Mongolia Begins its REDD+ Roadmap Process
September 2011

The UN-REDD Programme has begun supporting the Government of Mongolia as the country establishes a multi-stakeholder REDD+ taskforce to define a roadmap for its REDD+ readiness activities. 
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Mongolia Joins the UN-REDD Programme
June 2011

The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru as new partners to the Programme. Read full article

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UN-REDD in Mongolia

Budget: US$ 3,996,450 million

Timeframe : 2014 –


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  Ministry of Environment and Development
  Sezin Sinanoglu
UN Resident Coordinator
  Banzragch Tsesed
Director/National REDD+ focal point

Ministry of Environment and 

Green  Development 


  Batbold Jamsran

State Secretary/National   

REDD+  focal point,

Ministry of Environment and 

Green  Development


  Bunchingiv Bazartseren

Programme Officer for Rural Development, Land and Water Issues

UNDP, Mongolia

  Akihito Kono
UN-REDD Regional Coordinator, UNDP

  Thomas Enters
UN-REDD Regional Coordinator, UNEP

  Joel Scriven
Forestry Officer, FAO