This Technology Transfer Advances Bhutan's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to promote a low carbon transport system by use of appropriate intelligent transport systems and improved mass transit.
Join our CTCN Consortium Partner, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for this introductory webinar on technologies for managing disaster risks in the context of climate change.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK November 4, 2016 – Press release
2016 CTCN Progress Report launched. Developing country trends in climate technology transfer needs presented.
In year 3 of its operations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) reports that demand for technology transfer in support of achieving countries' national commitments is growing rapidly.
The Hindu Kush Himalayan region encompasses an area of 4.2 million km2 of hills and mountains in the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. With its vast expanses of snow and ice, the region it is known as the water tower of Asia, which is being significantly affected by climate change. The meltwater from Himalayan snow and ice feeds 10 large river systems of South Asia: the Amu Darya, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Salween, Tarim, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers.
Bhutan is a mountainous landlocked country with a varying climate and rich biodiversity. Despite significant economic progress being made over recent years Bhutan remains a least developed nation with constraints and vulnerabilities adversely affecting its capacity to cope with climate change.The authors recognise that Bhutan’s vulnerability is heightened by low economic strength, inadequate infrastructure, lack of institutional capacity and an agro-based rural economy. Impacts of climate change will have significant implications for the overall development of Bhutan.