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Update:March 3, 2014

Air Pollution Reduction Course for Ulaanbatar, Mongolia

From August 4 to 12, 2013, ICETT held a training program for five participants from Ulaanbatar, Mongolia: local government officials, school teachers, and civic group members.

This project aims at cultivating environmental leaders to raise awareness of the environment among local residents and developing an air quality improvement program. Under a three-year project, started in the previous fiscal year, ICETT conducts training program this fiscal year for participants from Ulaanbatar to learn about Japanese environmental experiences and methods to raise awareness of the environment. During the training, these participants draw up and present their action plans to be pursued back in their country. Checking how the participants’ activities work after returning home, ICETT also improves and reexamines plans to create the final version of the air quality improvement program.

Ulaanbatar suffers from increasingly serious air pollution issues, which are caused by coal-fired power generation, automobile exhaust in the urban area, and coal burning in the winter at the yurts 70% of its population live in. In these circumstances, ICETT started this program in the previous fiscal year to help reduce the air pollution level in the Mongolian city, based on the experiences in solving environmental issues in Japan, such as the Yokkaichi pollution. It was also intended to develop comprehensive tools to raise awareness of pollution control among local residents and in the educational field and then to use these tools to cultivate environmental leaders who will encourage the residents to voluntarily and continually work on eco-friendly activities.

 H25.8.4ウランバートル馬頭琴          H25.8.4ウランバートル開講式

The morin khuur, a Mongolian folk instrument received                     Group photo after an opening ceremony

from representative participants

This program was designed for the participants, who might play an active role as environmental leaders in the future, to learn about methods to raise awareness of the environment and the current situation in Japan at schools and other educational facilities. There was also an exchange of opinions and views. At the end of the training, these participants made presentations of their action plans to be pursued after returning home. ICETT would like to express its gratitude to members of relevant organizations and local residents in Yokkaichi for the cooperation in this training.

 H25.8.4ウランバートル地域住民との意見交換          H25.8.4ウランバートル測定実習

       Exchange with local residents                          Measurement practice

 H25.8.4中学校での環境教育          H25.8.4アクションプラン発表会

   Environmental education at junior high school                Action plan presentation

(Under a three-year plan, this program is subsidized by the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency.)