Mongolia and Sustainability topic of Lunch Hour Lecture April 29

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Chuluun Togtokh, Ph.D., science advisor to the Mongolian Minister of Environment and Green Development and science director of the Institute for Sustainable Development at the National University of Mongolia, will deliver a free, public lecture April 29, noon-1 p.m., in the Grey Rock Room of the Colorado State University Lory Student Center.

Chuluun has spent the semester as a Visiting Fellow for CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability. He will talk about “Concepts of Sustainable Development: Mongolia and Globally.”

While making the successful transition to democracy and market economy since 1990, Mongolia laid down the foundations for prosperity. However, that transition also brought with it increased poverty and environmental degradation.

Committed to reversing this trend, the Mongolian government has set a goal to become a green civilization — meeting the needs of the present while safeguarding the planet’s resources.

In this lunch-hour lecture, Chuluun will discuss what green development looks like in Mongolia and the introduction of his Global Sustainability Index (GSI) tool for providing synergy in the post-2015 development agenda.

While at CSU, Chuluun has worked closely with researchers in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab in the Warner College of Natural Resources. He will also be part of the Managing the Planet panel on Future Earth set for April 30 at 5:30 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.

For more information about this lecture or the Managing the Planet panel, go to the SoGES website