The National Security Council of Mongolia is to hold an emergency meeting under the theme of ‘fighting against environment and air pollution of Ulaanbaatar’ on 10th of January. The council will discuss air and soil pollution in the Mongolian capital in a session behind closed doors.
In the last few years, smog and coal dust have increasingly blotted out the sky in Ulaanbaatar. This year has been particularly bad, as the man made pollution has combined with the coldest temperatures for a decade. The city's ubiquitous ‘ger districts' and the exhaust fumes from the growing number of motor vehicles on city’s roads are viewed as the chief culprits, as they also are in Beijing and New Delhi.