Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.
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And Bhutan is the only little piece of Tibet that has not been absorbed and colonized and demographically submerged and exploited to the last ressource, mostly by China, while its culture is destroyed, litterature is burned, architecture bulldozed, people killed, imprisonned, sent to camps, shot down as they try to escape to India....
Imagine how much it would be better for the world (and firstly for Tibetans) if not only little Bhutan, but the whole bigger independant Tibet, the Earth "third pole" was managed with a similar philosophy.
Also there would still be Chinese interest, and Indian interest, but probably more balance between the two, with limited potential for conflict with a big buffer state and no common terrestrial border for the two giants of Asia.
Instead we have this horrible disater.
Even if Bhutan is not contributing to the global warming, still they are facing the disasters
Please learn something from Bhutan
We can also defeat global warming like Bhutan
I like your sense of humour
Love from India
Dream to win and save the world
Let's come together
We can and we will win
One of the best environmental effort. There are no new methods to do environmental protection. Same as what we are talking or studying from our childhood. The only change is that Bhutan did it we are yet talking or studying it. Happy to hear this talk. This has given me a positive mindset, that environmental protection is not an impossible theoretical fact, but a practical one. Thanking King of Bhutan who should be also called the king for environment.
And trump refuse to sign the Paris agreement in 2018............a small country committed for life has more integrity than our entire GOP leaders in washington. Great country we have in the US these days!!! I'm ready to become an X-Pat getting my Arabian horse ??? moved with me. How??? but truly do we, the US need to fall further into the bowels of manure, bigotry, ageism and racism?
Love and respect to the people of Bhutan. I have no single word to describe how beautiful the people and the place is. May Bhudda bless and protect this another existing lung of the earth. My wish to visit this country before I die.
Bhutan is reversal of Indonesia, where environment is sacrified to industry, forest is sacrified for mining and palm oil, and our own culture and religion is sacrified in the name of some abrahamic religion that wanted turn our rich culture into middle east culture
love from pakistan, we south asian countries have some of the worse air pollution. I'm pretty sure Bhutan is canceling out all of pakistan,india and bangladesh's pollution simultaneously hence maintaining balance of the world😅😅😘
2 billion GDP and has a free health care and education, free electricity for farmers, electric cars and negative carbon emission. Shame on America which has one of the highest GDP and healthcare and education cost is one of the highest. That's how corrupted our government has become, how screwed are we getting by companies and monopolies which have privatized hospitals, universities, jails and also make sure to lower the quality of public institutions. America has the power to make miracles but seems like people are getting confused too much by fake news and propaganda and they seem to just give up and accept the system and allow getting screwed even more and paying debts in taxes that big monopolies aren't paying. It's sad knowing the fact that American society is educated and social and political conscious. People can change this system.
Yeah you can be carbon double digit negative country if you revoked the citizenship of million of people, make them illegal immigrants and forced them to take refuge in foreign country because of their different culture ,tradition . I dont see any difference in their ideology and nazis.
The most successful countries in the preservation of Nature, human happiness and well-being are those that don't have their imperial ambitions or have got rid of them in time. All possible successes and achievements to the people of Bhutan and the people of all countries! With love from Russia from the North Caucasus!
I don't understand who puts dislikes this positive video?!
Not all roses. The average life expectancy is 7 years less than the USA even with universal coverage. Doctors per 1000 persons is very low as is number of hospital beds per 1000 persons. Nice and fortunate that they have 60% of their land that will grow forest. It is impressive that with a significantly higher population density than USA, Bhutan has been able to be environmentally minded.
Butan 👌 . Indian leadership always strive for power dam care of environmental or climate change true they speak high of these subjects but coming to act nothing not even zero n we common people of same as our leadership
Bhutan also has a literacy rate of 57%, a GDP of $3000 per person per year and a life expectancy nearly a decade less than that of the US. So while I support going green this is what happens when you focus on a frog or insect more than people. You get poverty, disease and illiteracy.
The entire world needs to look to Bhutan and follow. In the U.K. we are building on so much green and destroying so much beauty with huge housing estates, shopping centres etc and practically none is eco friendly or with sustainable living in mind. It's poorly built and expensive. We should be building on brown sites and making more ecological based towns that are affordable. Yet the government doesn't seem to want houses that are self sustaining as they want us to pay into the system of electricity, water etc. It's greed based and not forward thinking. It's time for governments to take an approach showing that they do care about the future of the natural world and all species. Even if they survive the worst of the catastrophes to come as a result of climate change they will not be living on an unpolluted planet so it serves the elite also to be environmentally friendly etc. It is time everyone got serious about the issues we ALL face and each country takes responsibility for it's own problems and focusses on solutions. Bhutan has set a brilliant example of what should be done.
Bhutan is a perfect example and inspiration to all the other world countries.
This needs to be understood that we destroyed Mother Earth by changing and cutting down her natural form for our purposes.
Now, we're facing it's ill effects.
Just give Mother Earth her glory, which she once had. She isn't Asking you to come up with new ideas for tackling Global Warming.
Plant more trees. Take care of them. There is no purpose in just burying a seed and then entirely forgetting it's existence. Take care of it. We should, because we stole the glory of mother earth.
Reduce Carbon emissions.
Switch to sustainable Living.
What happens if all governments do the same as Bhutan's?,,,, declaring that they do not have the money to protect their natural resources, isn't that the same as saying that you are not capable of managing the country resources correctly ?
If the country has other important needs and you dont have money to protect the forest and you dont want to print more money just for that purpose because rich people will get upset .... the same people that dont realice they will end up living inside a machine ?, because they are not putting a value to the services a forest provides ?
plant productive ecosystems and sell the surplus to china's rich people, they are starting to realize that industrial food will kill them....
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