MCC recognizes that sustainable economic growth and a healthy environment are linked—which is why MCC ensures that principles of environmental and social sustainability are integrated into all compact programs. Where environmental issues pose serious risks to public health and the overall welfare of partner countries, MCC designs programs to work toward a healthier, more environmentally sustainable future.
In Mongolia, the capital of Ulaanbaatar suffers from the second-highest level of air pollution in the world. Since 2010, MCC has worked with the Government of Mongolia to improve air quality and benefit hundreds of households in the capital’s ger (traditional dwelling) districts. MCC has invested in catalyzing a market for energy-efficient and lower-emissions household appliances and providing financial support to Mongolia’s first commercial on-grid wind farm.
MCC’s Energy and Environment Project in Mongolia and the environmental guidelines integrated into all programs help ensure that economic growth does not come at the cost of environmental and natural resource degradation. Learn more about our environmental and social performance guidelines.