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Raising Climate Ambition || Voices from Bhutan

A collaboration between NEC, RUB, BES, UNDP, Bhutan Foundation, WWF and UNCDF 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.

Owing to Bhutan’s small economy, dependence on farming and agriculture, and nature of its topography, it is one of the most climate change vulnerable countries.

But Bhutan’s commitment is unwavering, even as it prepares to graduate from a Least Developed Country to a Middle-Income Country, and despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, its priorities are in place. With Gross National Happiness (GNH) as its guiding development philosophy, nature, climate change and conservation are in consonance with its development agenda.

The Climate Promise made as part of the Paris Agreement is only strengthened with the country’s commitment to raise climate ambition with the formulation of 2nd Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the first National Adaptation Plan (NAP). 

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