Making Grasslands Sustainable in Mongolia: Assessment of Key Elements of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Grassland and Livestock Management

Date: April 2014
Type: Reports
Series: Strengthening Carbon Financing for Grassland Management in the PRC and Mongolia
ISBN: 978-92-9254-417-1 (print), 978-92-9254-418-8 (web)
Price: US$21.00 (hard copy)


Climate change is a threat to Mongolia’s economic growth, sustainable development, and fragile environment. Well-designed actions to mitigate climate change can provide multiple benefits, including socioeconomic development and resilience to climate variability and change.

Nationally appropriate mitigation actions can provide a framework for the identification and implementation of mitigation actions. This publication identifies and assesses technical, institutional, and policy elements needed to develop and implement appropriate mitigation actions in the grassland and livestock sector.

Technical elements include estimates of greenhouse gas mitigation potential, economic costs and benefits, greenhouse gas measurement options, adaptation benefits, and barriers to adoption and identification of policies and measures.


This ADB-supported study aimed to provide technical analysis to support the development of appropriate mitigation actions in Mongolia’s grassland and livestock sector. It identifies the main technical, institutional, and policy elements that need to be put in place to develop and implement appropriate mitigation actions in the sector. The study identified the National Livestock Program as a suitable programmatic framework for implementation of appropriate mitigation actions in the sector, and assessments have been conducted to determine the potential, shortcomings, and options relating to each key appropriate mitigation action element.

About this report

This knowledge product was prepared to provide information and analyses of selected aspects of grasslands and livestock management as inputs for an agriculture sector appropriate mitigation action. This publication aims to move the country’s climate change policy agenda forward, and attract donor support for grassland and livestock mitigation activities through the development of a appropriate mitigation action.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Key Elements for a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action in the Grassland and Livestock Sector
  • Key Elements for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions at the National Level
  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Readiness and a Pathway to Implementation
  • Conclusions
  • Appendixes

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