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Reducing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Bhutan

The most significant impact of climate change in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures. The result is that glaciers in Bhutan are receding at a rate of 30-60 meters per decade. The melting ice from these receding glaciemore

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Rural enterprises build community economy

Of late, the people living in Chaskar village in Eastern Bhutan have a local champion to look up to. Tenzin Dorji has brought about a quiet revolution to the village. The innovative young man was never short of dreams. In 2010, he decided to establish an incense-manufacturing unit. His proposal to tmore

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Smoke free kitchens for rural Bhutan

Bhutan has one of the highest per capita consumption of fuel wood in the world at almost 1.3 tonnes per person.The Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy (SBRE) Project was initiated to reduce the fuel wood consumption and GHG emissions in Bhutan. Close to 70% of Bhutanese who live in rural areas use fuelmore

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Students participate in Youth and Democracy Forum

The Bhutan Center for Media & Democracy (BCMD) is the first civil society organization to undertake the responsibility of promoting education in media and democracy and stimulating citizen's engagement in discussions on public interest. The BCMD is supported under UNDP's Good Governance project.more