Bhutan is located in the eastern Himalayan region and is a carbon neutral country having net negative emissions of 4.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2000. Key elements underpinning Bhutan’s development strategy are the philosophy of Gross National Happiness and environmental conservation. Nevertheless, Bhutan’s fragile
mountainous ecosystem and its heavy dependence on the agriculture sector make it vulnerable to climate change. The country also faces challenges in ensuring sustainable management of its natural resources due to the fast pace of economic growth, increasing population, and high level of poverty incidence in its rural areas. The INDC Project was implemented in close coordination with the Bhutan’s LECB project, to provide technical support and bring various stakeholders together to address the country’s NDC needs and to support climate action.