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Event Bhutan Observed World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June with launched of NES 2020

National Environment Commission Secretriat Launched National Environment Strategy 2020- The Middle Path on World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June.

To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new National Environment Strategy 2020, the middle path, coinciding with the Birthday of the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and World Environment Day in Bhutan.

First documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.

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Period [04/06/2020 - 05/06/2020]
Event location National Environment Commission Secretariat NECS, Thimphu, Bhutan
Host National Environment Commission Secretariat
Event URL National Environment Commission Secretariat
Contact person Karma Tshering
ktshering@nec.gov.bt
+9752326993
Contributor Dorji Phuntsho
Keywords World Environment day, National Environment Strategy, Bhutan

The NECS in coordination with UNDP Bhutan and UNESCAP celebrated the World Environment Day on 4th June coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, Royal Patron of Environment and Ozone Ambassador. The event was graced by His Excellency Chidrel Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, Chair of the NEC as the Chief Guest. The event was also attended virtually by dignitaries from UNEP and UNESCAP office from Regional Office in Bangkok.

During the event, prizes to winner of the Photography contest organized to mark the International Biodiversity Day and Logo competition for Waste Flagship were awarded.

To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new National Environment Strategy 2020, the middle path, coinciding with the Birthday of the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and World Environment Day in Bhutan.

First documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.

Unlike the previous National Environment Strategy, the new strategy will provide a framework for monitoring progress and is intended to be used to guide actions by the government at the national, Dzongkhag and Gewog level.

The best part of the National Environment Strategy 2020 is that framework is reviewed every five years. It will be able to monitor the progress for every sector as there will be a monitoring framework and this will, in fact, be able to tell us about the progress in all the areas where we are focusing on, whether it is air, water, land or biodiversity. Moreover, the new strategy will balance conservation with development and enhance implementation and operationalization of the existing legislation from the government to the local level.

The strategy is structured around four core chapters of water, air, life and land. It was finally endorsed by the National Environment Commission at its 52nd commission meeting held on 27th of March this year.

In wake of the COVID -19 pandemic and to avoid large congestion, the event was observed in the NECS with few invited dignitaries.