2011 Bhutan National Human Development Report
Rising to the Climate Challenge
Bhutan’s Human Development Report 2011 “Sustaining Progress: Rising to the Climate Challenge” explores linkages between climate change and human development in Bhutan. This report argues that progress and sustainability of Bhutan’s human development achievements define the conditions for vulnerability to climate risks. Where high levels of sustained human development have already been achieved in Bhutan, the impacts of climate change will likely be felt less. High levels of human poverty, on the other hand, serve as markers of disadvantage and where climate risks will likely be felt more.