As Bhutan looks at economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis presents once in a generational opportunity to green the brown sector, align recovery efforts with climate goals, and pursue a resilient and sustainable economy.
Informed by low-emission development strategies, Bhutan’s 2nd NDCs is ambitious and sets clear carbon reduction targets in priority areas of transport, industry, agriculture, human settlement, forest management (REDD+) and energy.
Ministry of Health in partnership with UNDP and JICA, and fund support from the Government of Japan to introduce mobile cardiotocography devices, or iCTG, a technology that will allow remote monitoring of fetal wellbeing and uterine contraction of pregnant women in Bhutan’s far-flung health facilities.
A collaboration between National Environment Commission, UNDP and partners to bring climate issues to the forefront, to shape collective consciousness for actions that can translate into climate wins, not just for Bhutan but for the world.
Q&A: Part II of an interview with RCSC Commissioner Lhendup Wangchu on improving public service delivery
The pilot 180kW solar photovoltaic (PV) project is grid-tied, employs local contractors and workers, and an innovative and transformational approach which will contribute to Bhutan’s energy security, help generate green services and jobs, and demonstrate viability of solar energy.

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0.8 million

Population

70.6 years

Life Expectancy at Birth

86.9%

Renewable Energy Consumption

72.3%

Forest Area

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