Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Department of Forests & Park Services

Watershed Management Division

REDD+ Implementation Secretariat

Welcome To Bhutan REDD+

Bhutan’s REDD+ program started in 2010 with support from UN-REDD Programme. Since then, several seminars and workshops were conducted at the national as well as district levels, which helped in delivering message on REDD+ to relevant stakeholders. UNDP Bhutan also supported in capacity building and awareness programs. A scoping study for REDD+ was also carried out to study the feasibility of REDD+ Bhutan in December 2010 with technical assistance from SNV Bhutan. In 2013, Bhutan prepared its REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) with support from UN-REDD (UNDP, FAO, UNEP) programme and its country offices which was submitted to and approved by the FCPF in December 2013.

The main outcome of REDD+ readiness programme is to develop Bhutan’s National REDD+ Strategy and implementation framework including National Forest Monitoring System, Forest Reference (Emission) Level, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) mechanism, and Safeguard Information System (SIS) for REDD+.

Facts & Figures

38,394 Sq.Km

Total Area of Bhutan

19,676.57 Sq.Km

Total Protected Area

71%

Forest Coverage

70.46%

Tree Cover