Category Archives: Environment

Closed Mines as Sites of Learning and Engagement in Japan

By Byambajav Dalaibuyan Introduction* Japan is well known for its lack of mineral resources. However, interestingly, the Japanese domestic mining industry played a crucial role in the nation’s industrialization and modernization in the 19th and the first half of the … Continue reading

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Mongolia at Davos 2018: Party like it’s 2009?

By Marissa Smith In recent years, Mongolia has regularly sent a delegation to the World Economic Forum at Davos. This year was somewhat less eventful than some years, when President Elbegdorj himself attended and presided over a “Mongolia Night” and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Reflections of Mining in 2016 Campaign Platforms

By Enkhbat A Different Approaches to Mining The Mongolian parliamentary election will take place on June 29, 2016. There are 13 parties and 3 coalitions campaigning for the upcoming election. A brief analysis has been conducted on the four political entities, … Continue reading

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Berkeley Conference “Deadly Modernity”

By Julian Dierkes The Mongolia Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies hosted a conference entitled “Deadly Modernity: The Environmental Crisis Behind Mongolia’s Swift Development” March 10-12, 2016. I don’t think anyone was tweeting from the conference, but … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, Conferences, Countryside, Environment, Environment, Environmental Movements, Grassland, Health, Mining, Nationalism, Policy, Politics, Research on Mongolia, River Movements, Social Movements, Water | Tagged | 1 Comment

Training about the Extractives Sector

By Julian Dierkes One of the specific focus areas in CIRDI’s “IMAGinE Mongolia” activities is to draft a training curriculum to provide an introduction and overview, but also specialized training to the public and to officials in four aimags, Selenge, … Continue reading

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UBC Outreach Event: CIRDI’s IMAGinE Mongolia Activities

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 15-16:30h Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia 1855 West Mall, Room 120 Vancouver IMAGinE Mongolia Outreach You are invited to learn about the “Integrated Management and Governance in Extractives (IMAGinE) Mongolia” project from the … Continue reading

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Bat-Erdene Election Platform

[This post was researched and co-written by Brian White at The Mongolist blog.] Bat-Erdene’s platform begins similarly to Udval’s by describing challenges facing the country. He does not go as far as Udval in labeling them as “dangers,” but the … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Environment, Inequality, Judiciary, Mining, Mongolian People's Party, Oyu Tolgoi, Party Politics, Policy, Presidential 2013, Social Media | Tagged | 1 Comment

Guest Post: Southern Gobi Water Shortage

Michelle Olson expands upon her series of articles on water issues in the South Gobi for the UB Post. Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: ‘Five Minutes With’ on Mongolia

A brief interview with Mendee on current affairs in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Book: Change in Democratic Mongolia – Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining

A new edited volume of social science research on contemporary Mongolia. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Herders’ Protest in Umnigovi

Recently, some herders have been protesting unpaved mining roads in the Gobi Desert. Continue reading

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Mobilizing against Dispossession: Gold Mining and a Local Resistance Movement in Mongolia

The genesis of collective action in the context of local resistance to gold mining activities in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Mongolia FAQ: Presentations Summaries and Video Record

Listing of presentations at recent “Mongolia FAQ” panel presentation with links to summaries and (forthcoming) video record. Continue reading

Posted in Canada, China, Civil Society, Economics, Elections, Environment, Environment, Environmental Movements, Events, FAQ Mongolia Dec 16 2011, Governance, Inflation, Media and Press, Mining, Mining, Mongolia and ..., Policy, Policy, Politics, Regulation, Research on Mongolia, River Movements, Social Issues | Tagged | Leave a comment

Presentation Summary: Environmental Regulation

Kirsten Dales discussed shifts in environmental management in the mining sector in Mongolia at a December 16, 2011 panel presentation “FAQ Mongolia”. Continue reading

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