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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Bhutan

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Establishing An Inter-Ministerial Committee To Ensure Synergies With All Sectors: The Case Of Bhutan

In Bhutan, synergy and coherence among existing biodiversity policies and acts was identified as a serious gap in the implementation of previous NBSAPs. Therefore, the National Task Force was established to develop the new NBSAP, to oversee liaison with National Focal Points of the other Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), including the biodiversity-related conventions. In particular, a mapping exercise was undertaken to show the relevance of national targets across the MEAs.

Building Resilient Housing In Bhutan; Building Better Lives For Women

The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative in collaboration with the Representation Office of Denmark supported the Tarayana Foundation to demonstrate how rural communities like the Dak villagers can use natural resources more sustainably and inclusively to improve their standard of living by means of eco-resilient housing. The Dak community traditionally live in provisional homes made of banana leaves and un-treated bamboo, needing replacement every three years and prone to damage from rain and wind.

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