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How long can Bhutan sustain negative carbon emissions?

Car ownership growing by 15% annually By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Bhutan declared itself carbon neutral during climate talks more than a decade ago. It was the first time in the world that happened.Few noticed. โ€œGovernments were so busy arguing with one another and blaming each other for causing climate change, that when a small country raised our hands and announced, โ€˜We …

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Govt. insists they will reform the Drayang set-up

By Phurpa Wangmo The government insists that they are not here to bring an end to the Drayang business but to professionalize it. Earlier Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering stated that if Drayangs decided to close, the government would look at the loans and accumulated rents of their businesses and even work on the rehabilitation of the girls working in …

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MoE acknowledges Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck

By Staff Reporter The Ministry of Education (MoE), marking the International Youth Day celebration on August 12, acknowledged Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the President of Bhutan Youth Development Fund for Her Majestyโ€™s contribution in ensuring the development and wellbeing of children and youth in Bhutan. According to a press release from the ministry, Her Majesty has worked …

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World hails Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination story

Compiled by Tandin Wangchuk In a world which is suppressed by the coronavirus pandemic, Bhutanโ€™s covid-19 vaccination story has become a beacon of hope for many countries across the world. Global Voices wrote that the Kingdom of Bhutan, the tiny South Asian country in the Eastern Himalayas, has pulled off a rare feat: as of the end of July 2021, …

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Bhutanese children at โ€˜riskโ€™ of impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF

By Phurpa Wangmo Young people living in Bhutan are among those at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a UNICEF report launched this week. โ€˜The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Childrenโ€™s Climate Risk Indexโ€™ is the first comprehensive analysis of climate risk from a childโ€™s perspective. It …

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