Water Regulation of Bhutan 2014 ( 2014 )

The Water Regulation aims to enforce the objectives and purposes of the Water Act (2011), effectively implement it and to identify roles and responsibilities of designates Competent Authorities. It provides details for the preparation of the National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (NIWRMP) and the River Basin Management Plans (RBMP).…read more

Disaster Management Act of Bhutan ( 2013 )

This Act aims to establish and strengthen institutional capacity for disaster management, the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction, and for integrated and coordinated disaster management focusing on community participation. It creates the National Disaster Management Authority, as the highest decision-making body on disaster management in the country and establishes that there should be a National…read more

Water Act ( 2011 )

This Act aims to ensure that the water resources of Bhutan are protected, conserved and managed in an economically efficient and environmentally sustainable manner and to establish suitable institutions for this task. It establishes the National Environmental Authority (NEC) as the main authority responsible for the implementation of the Act and mandates the establishment of…read more

National Environment Protection Act ( 2007 )

This Act aims at conserving and protecting the environment through actions led by the National Environment Commission (or administrative successors), and to promote sustainable development. Forest protection is one main objective of the Act (Chap. 5).…read more

Electricity Act of Bhutan ( 2001 )

The Electricity Act enables the restructuring of the power supply industry and the possible participation of the private sector, by providing mechanisms for licensing and regulating the operations of power companies. The establishment of the Bhutan Electricity Authority as an autonomous body is meant to ensure a transparent regulatory regime; the Authority also has the…read more

Disaster Management Rules and Regulation, 2014 ( 2014 )

This Disaster Management Rules and Regulation of 2014 is formulated in accordance with the Disaster Management Act of Bhutan (2013). It provides detail on the functions of institutions and other stakeholders in case of disaster and other stake holders (i.e. private sector and civil society). It mandates for a Dzongkhag Disaster Management Committee to be…read more

Economic Development Policy (2010 and draft 2015) ( 2010 )

A draft policy from 2015 has not been finalised yet.…read more

National Forestry Policy ( 2009 )

This Policy aims at sustaining the shape and health of Bhutan's forests over the long term, so they keep representing 60 % of the land. Its objectives are to 1) sustainably produce economic and environmental goods and services to meet the long term needs of society through active and sustainable management of Bhutan’s forests. This…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Remain carbon neutral where GHG emission will not exceed sequestration by forests, which is estimated at 6.3 million tons of CO2

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2100 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

Offset 22.4 MtCO2e per year by 2025 through export of hydropower

Energy: General | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

5,000 MW hydropower generation by 2022

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2022 | Source(s): Economic D... (2010 / Executive)

10,000 MW hydropower generation by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): National F... (2009 / Executive)

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

60% total land forested

Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National F... (2009 / Executive), National E... (2007 / Legislative)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Bhutan does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 21 September, 2017