Study suggests Bhutan has the potential to enhance sustainable forest utilization.

Despite having over 69 percent of forest cover, Bhutan imports more wood products. So, forest resource assessments show that the country could increase its forest utilization with the availability of advanced harvesting and processing technologies while maintaining its forest cover targets. This is according to the ‘Bhutan Country Environmental Analysis: Taking the Green Growth Agenda Forward’ report which was launched today. The Department of Environment and Climate Change with support from the World Bank launched the report. 


Launching of Country Environment Analysis report for Bhutan: Taking the Green Growth Agenda Forward.

The Hon’ble Minister Gem Tshering, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources launched the Country Environment Analysis report for Bhutan along with Mr. Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan under the theme of “ Taking the Green Growth Forward” as a Chief Guest on 12th March 2024 in Thimphu.

Headline: Bhutan called for an urgent dialogue on Mountain and Climate Change at the Opening Plenary Session of COP28!

Bhutan stood in solidarity with 196 countries at the opening of COP 28 in Dubai, UAE today highlighting the sense of urgency and message of hope for climate action. During the plenary session of COP28, Bhutan made an intervention calling for an urgent dialogue on mountain and climate change to be launched here at COP28. Bhutan reiterated our submissions and requests made during numerous similar consultations in previous COPs on the issue of the mountain ecosystem and its inclusion in the process.

Per Capita Water Availability/annum in 2016


Per capita waste generation per day in 2019


GHG Emission in 2015

3.81 MtCO2e

Forest Sink Capacity