Bhutan for life
Securing Bhutan’s protected areas, comprising 51% of its territory, thus preventing deforestation and preserving resources.
Bhutan is committed to the bold goal of remaining carbon neutral, as re-stated in its NDC under the Paris Agreement. Much of Bhutan is managed under a network of Protected Areas (PAs), which are central to ensuring that at least 60% of the country remains under forest cover. However, many of these areas are coming under increasing pressure from a combination of economic development in surrounding areas, illegal extraction of resources, and the adverse impacts of weather-related events such as landslides, floods, and forest fires.
Bhutan for Life will support improved management of the country’s PAs, providing time and resources for the government to secure long-term revenues to maintain the improvements. Activities under the programme will increase forestry and land use climate mitigation, and support ecosystem-based adaptation to improve natural resource management and livelihoods, and enhance biodiversity.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 14 years.
- Private sector
- Public sector
GCF financing41% disbursed
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|2020 Annual Performance Report for FP050: Bhutan for life||Annual Performance Report||29 Jul 2021|
|2021 Annual Performance Report for FP050: Bhutan for life||Annual Performance Report||20 Jan 2021|
|Bhutan for life: at a glance||Case study||14 Jul 2020|
|2019 Annual Performance Report for FP050: Bhutan for life||Annual Performance Report||01 Mar 2020|
|Gender assessment for FP050: Bhutan for life||Gender assessment||31 Jan 2018|
|Gender action plan for FP050: Bhutan for life||Gender action plan||31 Jan 2018|
|Bhutan for life||Approved funding proposal||06 Nov 2017|
|Environmental and social safeguards (ESS) report for FP050: Bhutan for life||Environmental and Social Safeguards report||12 Sep 2017|