A wealth of benefits to people – locally and globally
Bhutan’s rivers -- which flow into neighboring China, India and beyond -- are part of a region that provides water for at least one-fifth of the world’s population.
Bhutan is net sink for greenhouse gases. Its forests sequester more than 6.3 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is four times more than what Bhutan emits, helping to reduce global warming.
Bhutan is not carbon neutral, it is carbon negative. Our entire country generates 2.2 million tons of carbon dioxide, but our forests sequester more than three times that amount so we are net carbon sink for than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide each year.