News and Events

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

E-flow Project – Final Phase: Handing-Taking of Field Gear and Equipment

The handing-taking of field gear and equipment for the project ‘Study on Minimum Environmental Flow for Hydropower Projects in Bhutan – Final Phase” was conducted on July 1, 2021 at the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) office.

Published on: 02-Jul-2021

MoU on Environment signed between Bhutan and India, 18 June 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding on ‘Cooperation in the Areas of Environment’ was signed virtually on 18th June 2021 by Lyonpo (Dr.) Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Chairperson of the National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan, and H.E. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Government of India.

Published on: 22-Jun-2021

Royal Message from Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on World Environment Day, June 5, 2021

Royal Message from Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on World Environment Day, June 5, 2021

Published on: 06-Jun-2021

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to commemorate World Environment Day

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to commemorate World Environment Day, which is observed globally on June 5 every year.  

Published on: 06-Jun-2021

Commemorating Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, 4th June 2021

In honor of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen’s Birthday and in the run up to the World Environment Day, 5th June 2021, the National Environment Commission (NEC) in collaboration with Thimphu Thromde celebrated the day by carrying out plantations at the Thimphu Ecological Park.

Published on: 30-Mar-2021

World Water Day 2021

The National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) celebrated World Water Day (WWD) 2021 with the theme “Valuing Water”. WWD is celebrated annually on March 22 and provides a remarkable opportunity to highlight the importance of water, and bring forth issues and challenges to the public’s attention. It is focused on a specific theme every year in order to allow for targeted advocacy and awareness campaigns and activities.

Published on: 25-Mar-2021

Meeting with RUB on Programme Proposal

The National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) had a meeting with the officials and lecturers of the Royal University of Bhutan on March 17, 2021, to present the proposal for an “Engineering Programme in Environment with Specialization in Water Resources Management”.

Published on: 19-Mar-2021