Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.
Last update 11 Sep. 2020
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Secretary, National Environment Commission
Sonam P. Wangdi
- Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
- Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
- Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.
1.Climate mitigation measures
Response Recovery RedesignClimate Change Policy of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2020Reference http://www.nec.gov.btContact National Environment Commission, Tenzin Wangmo
Response Recovery RedesignUpdated Nationally Determined Contribution under preprationContact National Environment Commission, Tenzin Wangmo
Response Recovery RedesignLong-term Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategy under preparationContact National Environment Commission, Tenzin Wangmo
2.Climate adaptation measures
Adaptation planningResponse Recovery RedesignBhutan’s National Adaptation Plan under preparationContact National Environment Commission, Tenzin Wangmo
Response Recovery1. National Resilience Fund establishedReference https://www.cabinet.gov.bt/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/PR-Phase-2-fiscal-and-monetary-measured.pdfContact Cabinet Secretariat
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse2. His Majesty’s Relief FundReference https://www.royalkidu.btContact His Majesty’s Secretariat
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery3. National Economic Contigency PlanContact Prime Minister’s Office
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery3.1 Build Bhutan Project
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery3.2 Tourism Stimulus Plan
Citizens’ lives (behaviour change) / employmentResponse Recovery3.3 Agriculutre Contingency Plan
4.Other environmental measures
Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumptionRecovery RedesignWaste Management Flagship ProgrammeContact Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Thinley Dorji
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