Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen launches the Wa­ter Reg­u­la­tion of Bhutan doc­u­ment at the Ozone Day cel­e­bra­tion for Bhutan.

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Thukten Norbu

Her Majesty the Gyalt­suen graced the Ozone Day cel­e­bra­tion for Bhutan or­ga­nized by the Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment Com­mis­sion last Tues­day. The mes­sage from Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen was un­veiled at the event:

“The preser­va­tion of the ozone layer re­mains one of our most cru­cial en­deav­ors – to safe­guard that which re­stricts the harm­ful ul­tra­vi­o­let ra­di­a­tion from the sun, thereby pro­tect­ing all life on our frag­ile planet. Bhutan re­mains stead­fast and res­o­lute in the im­per­a­tive goal of ozone layer pro­tec­tion.”

At the event, Her Majesty launched the Wa­ter Reg­u­la­tion of Bhutan 2014.

The Wa­ter Reg­u­la­tion of Bhutan out­lines the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in the man­age­ment of wa­ter in Bhutan, and will come into ef­fect from Jan­uary 2015. The Wa­ter Act of Bhutan was passed in 2011, and re­quired that a Wa­ter Reg­u­la­tion doc­u­ment be drawn up.

Her Majesty also launched the Sus­tain­able Con­sump­tion and Pro­duc­tion (SCP) pro­gram. The NEC in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the United Na­tions En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gramme (UNEP) Reigional Of­fice for Asia and the Pa­cific Bangkok ini­ti­ated the SCP pro­gram in Bhutan. The pro­gram will ini­ti­ate sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties, such as mainstreaming SCP poli­cies and pro­grams and in­clud­ing it in ed­u­ca­tion and tourism sec­tors, as well as re­duc­ing the use of pa­per in op­er­a­tions and en­cour­ag­ing green pub­lic pro­cure­ment.

Stu­dents from Photo:the Spe-UN cial Ed­u­ca­tion Needs Unit of Changangkha School per­formed the Ozone Song and a dance at the event.

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