News and Events

International Day for Biological Diversity

On this International Day for Biological Diversity; the National Environment Commission Secretariat and UNDP presents "We are Biodiversity" to emphasize that we all need to work towards "Building a Shared Future for all".

Published on: 22-May-2022

Inception Workshop

The National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) held the virtual Inception meeting for the project “Building Adaptive Capacity through Innovative Management of Pests/Disease and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Bhutan to Enhance Sustainable Agro-Biodiversity and Livelihoods”on 18th May, 2022.

Published on: 18-May-2022

Training on assessment of climate risks on water resources

The WRCD, NECS conducted a training on assessment of climate risks on water resources from May 12-16, 2022

Published on: 16-May-2022

Press Release

Press Release

Published on: 06-May-2022

Training Workshop for the Enforcement Agencies under the Montreal Protocol

The National Ozone Unit of the National Environment Commission Secretariat  is conducting training workshop for the enforcement agencies under the Montreal Protocol from 6-7 December 2021 at Institute for Management Studies, Thimphu.

Published on: 06-Dec-2021

E-flow Final Phase: Training on E-flow Fundamentals

The Water Resources Coordination Division conducted a training workshop on Unit II: E-flow Fundamentals from November 15-19, 2021 in Punakha, as part of the E-flow project. The Final Phase of the E-flow project titled ‘Study on Minimum Environmental Flow for Hydropower Projects in Bhutan’ is coordinated and implemented by the National Environment Commission Secretariat in collaboration with key stakeholders between November 2019 and April 2022, and is funded by the Austrian Development Agency.

Published on: 25-Nov-2021

Part one of UN Biodiversity Conference closes, sets stage for adoption of post-2020 global biodiversity framework at resumption in 2022

The first part of UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) was held virtually from 11 to 15 October, 2021. The conference opened with the transfer of the Presidency of the Conference of the Parties by Egypt to the People’s Republic of China.The Conference which also included a High-Level Segment saw the creation of Kunming Biodiversity Fund, adoption of Kunming Declaration and building political impetus for adoption of ambitious post- 2020 global biodiversity framework.

Published on: 18-Oct-2021

Ozone2Climate Art Contest

To commemorate the World Ozone Day 2021, National Environment Commission Secretariat is organizing a national level Ozone2Climate Art Contest with an objective to create general awareness on the Ozone Layer protection and mobilize public support on the phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and phase-down of potent greenhouse gases Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Published on: 15-Sep-2021

Water Resources Assessment 1st Taskforce meeting

The Water Resources Coordination Division conducted the 1st Taskforce meeting for the project Comprehensive Assessment of Water Resources targeting both the quantity and quality of water”. The project is being undertaken under the auspice of the Royal Government of Bhutan – Green Climate Fund – United Nations Development Programme Project “Preparation of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for Bhutan, with a focus on the water sector”, from July 2021 to April 2023. 

Published on: 10-Sep-2021

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu. The event was held at one of 9 new facilities, in Dangrina.

Published on: 10-Sep-2021