Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural communities in Mongolia

Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural communities in Mongolia

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 09 Feb 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

The impacts of a drastically warming planet are already being felt in Mongolia, where average temperatures have increased by 2.1 °C over the past 70 years. The country’s vast pastureland and livestock production are facing mounting challenges due to a declining rate of precipitation coupled with more frequent extreme weather events. Overgrazing is also causing watershed and grassland degradation. Unsustainable herding practices and livestock numbers are further stressing increasingly fragile ecosystems and related ecosystem services. 

This GCF project will bring together successful approaches to rangeland management and support climate resilience of 930,000 people in Mongolia’s most vulnerable sector and communities. A holistic, end-to-end approach links climate forecasting to climate informed planning, to implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation for land and water, to value chain development and market access, and also to policy reform to support a sustainable livestock policy. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


07 Sep 2016 - 1529 days

Concept note received

07 Sep 2016

Funding proposal received

22 Jun 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

22 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Mar 2020

Cleared by iTAP

21 Oct 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 89 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

FAA executed

13 Nov 2020

Under implementation

09 Feb 2021 - 1,199 days so far

FAA effective

09 Feb 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,018,537

20 Apr 2021

Disbursement - USD 5,298,430

01 Nov 2022

Disbursement - USD 6,871,736

20 Feb 2024

To be completed

09 Feb 2028 - 1,359 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing57% disbursed

GrantUSD 23,101,276
Total GCF Financing
USD 23,101,276


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 20,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 33,200,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 56,200,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mrs. Nancy Bennet

Executive Coordinator, ad interim (A.I)
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, United States
Phone +12129065044
Mr. Robin Merlier

Principal Advisor Environmental Law and Policy
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, United States
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ms. Choikhand Janchivlamdan Primary
15160 Government building 2, United Nation's street 5/2, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia