World Environment Day 2020 5th June: “Celebrate Biodiversity”

The NECS in coordination with UNDP Bhutan and UNESCAP celebrated the World Environment Day on 4th June coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, Royal Patron of Environment and Ozone Ambassador.

The event was graced by His Excellency Chidrel Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, Chair of the NEC as the Chief Guest. The event was also attended virtually by dignitaries from UNEP and UNESCAP office from Regional Office in Bangkok.

During the event, prizes to winner of the Photography contest organized to mark the International Biodiversity Day and Logo competition for Waste Flagship were awarded.

Lyonpo also launched Bhutan’s National Environment Strategy 2020.

The photography contest received more than 250 plus photographs in four categories. And similarly, logo design competition for Waste Flagship program received more than 65 designs.

In wake of the COVID -19 pandemic and to avoid large congestion, the event was observed in the NECS with few invited dignitaries

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