A HANDBOOK ON ‘BHUTAN CLI­MATE + CHANGE’ LAUNCHED

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A handbook called ‘Bhutan Cli­mate + Change’ was launched by the Agri­cul­ture and Forests Min­is­ter, Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji and Dr. David Molden, the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for In­te­grated Moun­tain De­vel­op­ment (ICIMOD) Di­rec­tor Gen­eral.

The handbook cov­ers the ba­sics on cli­mate sci­ence, im­pacts, risk and vul­ner­a­bil­ity, adap­ta­tion/mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures and con­cerns par­tic­u­larly re­lated to Cli­mate Change (CC) in Bhutan. It will serve as a guide for gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and other lo­cal pol­icy mak­ers who wish to un­der­stand the im­pacts of CC in Bhutan.

At the com­mu­nity level, the handbook will help de­ci­sion mak­ers take the key steps re­quired to plan for CC adap­tion and de­ter­mine what strate­gic ac­tions need to be taken. In do­ing so, peo­ple will un­der­stand the causes and im­pacts of CC bet­ter, pre­pare them to live with its risks and em­power them to adopt a sus­tain­able life­style.

ICIMOD and Bhutan Me­dia and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion In­sti­tute jointly pub­lished the handbook. It is funded by the EU Project.

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