Bhutan implemented its first NAPA project to “reduce climate change induced risks and vulnerabilities from glacial lake outbursts flood in Punakah-Wangdi and Chamkhar valleys” in 2008.
The current NAPA II Project “Addressing the Risks of Climate Induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions” aims to “enhance national, local and community capacity to prepare for and respond to climate induced multi-hazards to reduce potential losses of human lives, national economic infrastructure, livelihood and livelihood assets.” The USD 11.49 Million Project is funded by GEF LDCF, and coordinated by the National Environment Commission Secretariat in partnership with UNDP, Bhutan. The project is implemented by the following Implementing Partners:
- Phuentsholing Thromde
- Department of Geology and Mines
- Mongar Municipality
- Tarayan Foundation
- Water Resource Coordination Division, NEC
- Department of Disaster Management
- Department of Forests and Park Services
- Department of Hydromet Services
- Climate Change Division, NEC
Click here to download NAPA II Project brochure.