Most SMEs in the construction industry cannot afford to invest in research and development (R&D) of greener construction products. Standards exist relating to the type of fly ash (Fly ash is ash that is produced during combustion of coal. It was released into the atmosphere in the past but is now captured prior to release and is normally disposed of in landfills.)that can be used, but there are no standards registered at the Mongolian Agency of Standardisation and Metrology (MASM) for the production and sale of products made of fly ash. This means that SMEs producing products made of fly ash currently cannot legally sell those products.
The overall objective of the action is, through promoting sustainable growth, to contribute to the economic prosperity and poverty reduction in Mongolia and to the mitigation of climate change. The specific objective is to promote sustainable production and sustainable consumption patterns and behaviour in the construction sector.
The projects target groups include: