JUCCCE Mongolia Sustainability Project, Khuvsgul Aimag,
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In March 2010 the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was invited by Local Solutions Foundation (a Mongolian NGO) to visit Khuvsgul, see its widespread deforestation, and advise on ...
In March 2010 the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was invited by Local Solutions Foundation (a Mongolian NGO) to visit Khuvsgul, see its widespread deforestation, and advise on rural energy options. Heating is a major issue that impacts everyone in Mongolia, regardless of political affiliation or social status. Institutions and individuals have been meeting the challenges of the Mongolian winter for a long time; however, as populations grow and development progresses there is an increasing cost to the natural environment. Mongolia’s forests are being decimated by people trying to stay warm. Tragically, some of the worst situations are found in schools.
In response to this invitation, in May 2010 a team from JUCCCE conducted a ten-day scoping study of school heating systems in Khuvsgul Aimag. If solutions can be found for rural schools in the poorest situations, then these solutions may apply to many other areas as well. The scope for improvement is great; last year over 100 schools in Khuvsgul Aimag burned approximately 55 000 tons of wood for heating. Province-wide, 90% of heating is wood-fueled. http://vimeo.com/12713035
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