Environment, Climate Change and Livelihoods
In the area of environment, we are focused on advancing a climate-resilient, green and job-rich economy to continue poverty reduction with four interlinked solutions pathways identified to help Bhutan’s communities and its economy become more resilient to climate-induced disasters and biodiversity loss. We are addressing this challenge through a combination of upstream technical assistance, capacity development, community engagement, innovative finance, experimentation, and research such that, by 2030:
(a) More solutions are in place to enable people to benefit from conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, with reduced environmental and health risks; (b) Bhutan capitalizes on access to green finance as a least developed country, while national policies increasingly foster innovative financing, and nature-based solutions lead to more entrepreneurship, and more resilient agricultural livelihoods; (c) Green House Gas emissions of identified sectors are well-managed; (d) Data and evidence-based analysis and tools enable gender-sensitive, risk-informed disaster prevention and preparedness.
UNDP presents His Majesty the King of Bhutan a Special Award of Recognition
UNDP today presented a Special Recognition Award to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, of Bhutan, for his leadership in advancing human development and the wellbeing of Bhutanese people.
Gender Responsive Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Bhutan
The Royal Government of Bhutan and United Nations Development Programme Bhutan signed the project Gender Responsive Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Bhutan on 4th January 2019. This project builds on the Royal Government of Bhutan and UNDPs extensive foundational work that supports low-carbon development.
Human Development Advances as Democracy Progresses in Bhutan
Bhutan’s growing democracy has helped advance development, with an independent judiciary, a vigorous parliamentary structure, an accountable and transparent government, and an emerging civil society, according to a new National Human Development Report.
Bhutan steps up efforts to remain carbon neutral in the transport sector
UNDP is supporting Bhutan in its efforts to transition to electric vehicles to cut down on fossil fuel emissions. The initiative aims to have 300 taxi operators trade in their fossil-fueled vehicles to electric ones within three years.
Forging Stronger Partnerships for a Prosperous Bhutan
UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General, Achim Steiner, who is in Bhutan, acknowledged the long-standing partnership between Bhutan and the United Nations.