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Green

  • The Reform Government is committed to following a policy of “green development”. Both the civil society and mining professionals are relying on S.Oyun, head of Civil Will Green Party and Minister of Environment and Green Development, to do a lot in this regard.
  • The Parliament of Mongolia passed on May 17 an amended Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that had been submitted to it on December 30, 2011. As every mining activity has some impact on the environment, the new amendments, as well as the untouched provisions of the law, are to be carefully considered by the mining industry.
  • Global environmental activist group Greenpeace is trying to raise some A$6 million in funding to wage legal battles against coal mining projects across Australia.“It is no secret that we’re trying to raise funds in a David vs. Goliath fight against the massive PR budgets of the mining industry,” said Greenpeace senior campaigner John Hepburn.“The reckless and massive planned expansion of the coal industry will have a devastating impact on the Great Barrier Reef, on local communities and on the global climate.”


  • D.Enkhbat recently left his teaching job at a university to take charge of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, raising hopes of substantial achievements in environment protection and reclamation. Here he talks to E.Saikhantuya on the situation now and his plans for change.
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Do you agree with increasing state participation in the Draft New Mining Law?
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  • 2. Disagree

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