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Winning the Fight Against Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

Publication | December 2018
Winning the Fight Against Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

This policy note draws on successful experiences of other countries to offer practical recommendations for improving the air quality in Ulaanbaatar and other cities in Mongolia.

Urban air pollution is an urgent and serious public health and environmental challenge with enormous socioeconomic costs for Ulaanbaatar. The recommendations provided here acknowledge the existing policy and encourage its translation to an institutionalized framework for sustainable solutions. Designing, planning, and budgeting short- and long-term policies is challenging, but success will result in a significant and sustained boost in productivity and lay the foundations for dynamic urban centers to drive the economic growth of Ulaanbaatar and Mongolia.

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar and the Policy Challenge
  • Experiences from Other Countries
  • Recommendations