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The 6th Seminar on Future Earth in Asia “Pastoral Human-Natural Systems in Mongolia: Science and Policy for Sustainability”
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The 6th Seminar on Future Earth in Asia “Pastoral Human-Natural Systems in Mongolia: Science and Policy for Sustainability”

Date: March 01, 2016

Prof. Chuluun Togtokh is a Director of the Insitute for Sustainable Development, National University of Mongolia. He is a Member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific. His research activities address sustainability, adaptation and green development of social-ecological systems at local, national, regional and global scales. The US National Science Foundation, NASA, the European Commission EuropeAid Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Network on Global Environmental Change, UK Climate Development Knowledge Network and Ministry of Environment of Japan funded his research.

Dr. Chuluun focuses on linkage between science and policy, global environmental change and sustainable development. He was involved in policy making, working as a Director General of the Department for Green Development Planning and Policy of the Ministry of Environment and Green Development (2012-2013), Science Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Green Development (2013-2014), Vice-Director General of the Department for Urban Development of the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development (2004-2006) and Advisor to the President of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (1991). Dr. Chuluun is an initiator and leader of the Green Development Policy, adopted by the Parliament of Mongolia on June 13, 2014. He is one of authors of the “Review of the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective” by the ICSU and ISSC (2015).

Research projects on “Application of the Dryland Development Paradigm as a framework (APN, 2009-2011)” and “Climate compatible development of drylands” (CSU, USA, 2012-2014). The projects contributed for building of scientific knowledge on pastoral social-ecological systems. From other hand, “Low carbon development partnership” (2013) agreement between Japan and Mongolia, and “Green development policy for Mongolia” (2014) formed policy background. “Innovative Adaptation of Pastoral Systems in Mongolia” by Chuo University (2014-2020), may serve as an example of adaptation and green development project, which promotes science-policy interface. At the end, research needs for sustainable development of the western economic region of Mongolia, promoting natural-cultural integrity, will be presented.