Image of a yurt on a sparsely forested hillside, surrounded by grass and grazing livestock.

Mongolia

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Mongolia has six ecological zones spanning high mountain alpine systems in the north and east to the vast Gobi Desert in the south. Mongolia is steeped in nomadic tradition, with a little less than half of the population dependent on animal husbandry and rainfed agriculture for its livelihood. The country’s diverse climate, high dependence on coal-based energy, and growing urban population contribute to the country's vulnerability to extreme weather events, in turn, impacting livestock and crops. Mongolia's per capita emissions is among the highest in the world, with the land-use change and forestry sector contributing around half of emissions, followed by the agriculture and energy sectors.

Funding and Key Indicators


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$5 Million

Adaptation

$2 Million

Clean Energy

$1.5 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$1.5 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

3.2 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

2.89%

% Forested Area

8.0%

Climate Change Information

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