WED celebrations began in 1972 and have grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
Mongolia, which is prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among youth, is to host this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebrations on June 5, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on February 22.
Towards green economy Mognolia has developed some financial mechanisms such as a system which will make the polluter to pay, another one which will improve management of “Green Consortium” of environmental foundations and at last the creation of a green loan to promote green technologies.
Mr. Tulga Buya, Vice Minister of Environment and Green Development said “Our government has shown its commitment to positive environmental actions, not just with words but with concrete action, so we seized the opportunity to host World Environment Day with both hands.”
“We hope our leadership in terms of what we have done at home and hosting this important yearly event will show the world that change is possible,” he added.
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