Breathe Mongolia — Clean Air Coalition, is a grassroots nonprofit organization registered in both the United States and Mongolia. It was founded by Azjargal Tsogtsaikhan, a Business Planning Analyst at IBM.
One of their recent projects, titled ‘Let’s Take Action’ involved a combination of air quality monitoring and adoption of practices to reduce emissions. 28 households were selected as participants for this project. The project was divided into the following phases—distribution of materials (for cooking, heating, insulation) , community workshops, air quality monitoring and a health survey.
Their larger goal is to actively engage in policy advocacy to ensure that air quality data is accessible to the public for free, and to formulate policies and guidelines aimed at reducing emissions. They intend to achieve this through activities such as stakeholder consultations and capacity-building workshops. Additionally, they plan to involve the community by expanding both the ‘Let’s Take Action’ project and the air quality monitoring network in Mongolia.