Keeping Bhutan carbon neutral Climate change mitigation specialist Nawaraj Chhetri shares his experience in the Land of the Thunder Dragon Situated on the slopes of the Himalayas, Bhutan is known as the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. The Kingdom of Bhutan is carbon negative, sequestering more carbon dioxide than it emits. Despite recent economic growth and development causing its national emissions to rise, it has pledged to remain carbon neutral by ensuring the capacity of its carbon sinks through forest protection, as well as through setting out plans for its cities to pursue low carbon development pathways. We have been speaking with Nawaraj Chhetri, Portfolio Manager for Climate Change Mitigation and Energy at UNDP Bhutan, to hear more about the urban climate action taking place in the Kingdom. What inspired you to work in this area? I always get inspired when I see that my small contributions are making a huge difference in the lives of underprivileged people. In the past, I worked on mini and micro hydroelectrical and was responsible for energy generation. Then I was engaged in a rural electrification project, and I was responsible for providing energy access to rural communities residing in remote places in […]


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