WWF Mongolia

Empowering children as agents for change.

Due to its arid, semi-arid, and dry climate, Mongolia has been hit hard by climate change, with an average temperature increase of 2.24°C reported between 1940 and 2015, which far exceeds the global average rate for warming (source). Intense climate change progression is likely to result in ecosystem deterioration, biodiversity loss and threat to Mongolian herder communities, which would exacerbate the rural-to-urban migration in Mongolia.

With such insights, Lorinet Foundation supported the “Eco-Clubs: Empowering Children as Agents for Change” (2022 – 2022) project implemented by WWF Mongolia in 2022. WWF Mongolia is one of the leading organisations in environmental conservation in Mongolia with a focus on conservation issues in ASER and AHEC regions of the country.

The project aimed to empower 900 children and youth from 26 Eco-Clubs to support ecosystem and wildlife conservation with a special focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project organised wildlife and water system monitoring and protection activities for Eco-Clubs members and supported the implementation of children- and youth-led initiatives such as planting bushes, shrubs and hackberry trees in the priority regions of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion (ASER) and Amur-Heilon Ecoregion Complex (AHEC).