Environment & Energy


2008 HWC Management Strategy

An agrarian-based society, almost 80% of Bhutan’s population depends directly on crop and/or livestock production for their livelihood. Bhutan’s conservation policy allows farmers to remain in parks, protected areas, and corridors, and some of the country’s poorest communities can be found withinmore


2009 Biodiversity Action Plan

Recognizing the enormous importance of biodiversity to humankind and to its own goal of environmentally sustainable development, Bhutan became a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity – a multilateral environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations to address the concerns ofmore


2011 Bhutan National Human Development Report

Bhutan’s Human Development Report 2011 “Sustaining Progress: Rising to the Climate Challenge” explores the linkages between climate change and human development in Bhutan. more


2011 Biodiversity Publication

In Bhutan, the importance of biodiversity is accentuated by the country’s unique social, cultural, economic and physiographic conditions. Buddhism plays a predominant role in the lives and culture of the people, and biodiversity is of great importance as reverence for nature and all living thingsmore


2011 Climate Change Publication

The publication is styled to inform the public on what the impacts of climate change are and how common people can take action. Climate change is the result of changes in weather patterns due to changes in the earth's average temperature or global warming. Climate change is a broader term. Itmore


2011 Environment Management Tools

Environmental management (EM) combines science, policy, and socioeconomic applications. The report primarily stresses on finding solution to practical problems that people face in cohabitation with nature, resource exploitation, and waste production. It deals with the fundamental issue of how tomore


2013-2018 Framework to mainstream environment, climate change and poverty (ECP) concerns into the 11th Five Year Plan

The call for mainstreaming ECP and other crosscutting issues into development plans and programmes is also based on the current context of emerging challenges of pursuing a sustainable approach to holistic and inclusive development. more


Technical review and social impact assessment GLOF report

Special emphasis of the technical review is on the methods applied for the artificial lowering of Thorthomi lake (outcome 2) and the installation of a GLOF Early Warning System (outcome 3). Additional attention was given to the development and implementation of a community based disaster riskmore

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Bhutan has placed environmental conservation at the center of its development strategy and it forms one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness. In addition, the Constitution of Bhutan mandates that at least 60% of the country remain forested for all time (currently 70.5%). Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world with net greenhouse gas sequestration capacity largely due to its vast forest cover and widespread use of hydropower and biomass energy.