Biodiversity persistence and climate change in Bhutan: draft national paper

Mindful of the reality and the gravity of the impacts of climate change, the national paper on “Persistence of Biodiversity and Climate Change” was developed. This is a pro-active step taken by the country to act nationally to understand, avert and adapt to the impacts of climate change and also strengthen the global movement and contribution to minimizing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. The national paper discusses the current understanding and observations/trends of climate change and biodiversity, possible impacts of climate change at the ecosystem and species level, current gaps and needs and outlines strategies and actions to minimize biodiversity loss and promote sustainable socio-economic development in the country.