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Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2021), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
NDC Status

Bhutan submitted its revised NDC in June 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Bhutan is a carbon neutral country and has reaffirmed its commitment to remain carbon neutral in its updated NDC.
  • The country provided improved data that demonstrates Bhutan’s status as a net carbon sequestering country.
  • The updated NDC sets additional targets on National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) to manage the forest carbon stock, and low emission development strategies (LEDS) in four priority sectors of food security, human settlements, industries and surface transport. Other key policies, plans and strategies cover sectors such as waste, hydropower and renewable energy.
  • The scope and sectoral coverage of the adaptation component were expanded with the formulation of a National Adaptation Plan.
  • Moreover, gender equality and youth considerations were well integrated into the updated NDC.
  • International support is critical for Bhutan to maintain the carbon neutral status and the measures in the NDC are conditional on support received.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Water
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Biodiversity
  • Health
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Bhutan:

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November 24, 2023

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