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Bhutan

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Member since: 2009

 

Capital

Thimphu

Population (2015)

763,094

GNI Per Capita (2016)

$2,764.9

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

3.293 tons

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National Focal Points

Ms. Pema Tshomo

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Sonam Phuntsho Wangdi

SECRETARY

National Environment Commission (NEC)

Ms. Tenzin Wangmo

CHIEF ENVIRONMENT OFFICER

National Environment Commission (NEC)

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation: Priority actions:

1) Increase resilience to the impacts of climate change on water security;

2) Promote climate resilient agriculture to contribute towards achieving food and nutrition security;

3) Sustainable forest management and conservation of biodiversity to ensure sustained environmental services;

4) Strengthen resilience to climate change induced hazards + 5 other highlighted priority actions.

Remain carbon neutral + efforts to maintain current levels of forest cover, currently at 70.46%, with a minimum objective of maintaining 60% of total land under forest conditional to external support.

Adaptation: Priority actions:

1) Increase resilience to the impacts of climate change on water security;

2) Promote climate resilient agriculture to contribute towards achieving food and nutrition security;

3) Sustainable forest management and conservation of biodiversity to ensure sustained environmental services;

4) Strengthen resilience to climate change induced hazards + 5 other highlighted priority actions.

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