29 Jan '11, 9am

Saving the living Himalayas: Despite seeing the impact of climate change, Bhutan still does not have a system to...

Despite seeing the impact of climate change, Bhutan still does not have a system to monitor changes in biodiversity it brings. Such an absence is one of the "national" issues Bhutan has identified for "ensuring biodiversity," one of the four broad themes to address the impact of climate change. Food security, water security and energy are other three themes. Divided among the four regional countries that share the eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh is leading the water security issue while biodiversity is taken up by Bhutan. India is working on food security and Nepal, on energy. Yesterday, focal persons from each country met in Thimphu to take stock of the progress made in their countries since September last year. Citing an example of GLOF the minister for agriculture and forests (MoAF) ,(Dr) Pema Gyamtsho, said its impact downstream is multifold. "Its high time we think abou...

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