Mongolia

Law on Soil Protection and Prevention of Desertification

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2012
The soil protection law includes measures to prevent desertification from the intensification of agriculture, mining, road construction, and urban land use as well as climate change.

The law provides guidance to facilitate a safe and healthy environment for the population, and to prevent soil damage and lower soil fertility from overgrazing and desertification, and systems to prevent soil erosion.

The law also contains measures to establish accountability in environmental protection along with more elaboration on soil degradation, desertification gradation criteria and soil assessment methodology.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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