The project commenced in November 1998 and was originally planned to be completed in two years. However, it had to be extended by one year owing to late start-up and constraints related to weak initial capacities and institutional development. The project has helped to identify institutions that have the initial capacity to be involved in such initiatives and whose capacities could be further enhanced to undertake further work on climate change in Mongolia. More importantly, the project has helped the Government of Mongolia and the stakeholders to understand the consequences of climate change in a land-locked country that is heavily dependent on an agricultural and pastoral economy. Adequate interest has been generated in policy development on climate change and the integration of these issues into overall development planning.
Enabling/ empowering activities/ capacity building (government)
East Asia and Pacific