Crisis prevention & recovery
Bhutan is also vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, despite its very insignificant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, and highly vulnerable to the increasing frequency of natural hazards and seismic activity. In 2009, Bhutan experienced widespread floods caused by Cyclone Aila in May, and an earthquake shook eastern Bhutan in September.
The current UNDP assistance disaster management and recovery in Bhutan provides support by assisting in the development of national policies and plans for strengthening capacity for disaster risk management, including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery at national and local levels; strengthening capacity for adaptation to climate change; supporting programmes to enhance national capacity to mainstream environment, climate change, and poverty concerns into policies, plans and programs.more
A monastery that suffered the impact of the 2009 earthquake.
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