Why is the county of Bhutan able to be a carbon sink; can other countries adopt its practices?
Bhutan did what every country and individual can do by protecting and not destroying the environment. Furthermore, Bhutan can use carbon sink because of its natural forests, less population, and most of its population work in forestry or agriculture. The forest covers 72% of the country that absorbs more than six million tons of carbon annually, while it only produces 1.5 million tons averagely (TED). Besides, Bhutan offsets million tons of carbon (iv) oxide by exporting their renewable hydropower potential generated by the “white gold” rivers. Bhutan’s top priority is protecting the environment by stringent policies such as banning the export of logging, amendment of the constitution to increase forested areas, free hydro-electric power for rural farmers to lessen dependence on woods for cooking. Different nations can also use creative environmental initiatives such as electric cars and set aside resources to help in the conservation of parks and prevention from poaching and hunting.
Countries can use different institutions involvement in conserving environments such as Non-Governmental organization and biodiversity action plan that helps maintain natural resources and energy. Nations can preserve all forms of life, like in Bhutan’s Buddhist perspective, traditions, cultural values, and belief system that view environment relationships with life. Besides, Bhutan’s unique cultural values play a significant role in preserving the perfect environment’s status and seeking to improve people’s living standards (TED). The Bhutanese government’s determination to bring a huge lesson to other nations to promote rich cultural and spiritual heritage seeks to strengthen the people’s resilience and avoid erosion of customs and values by the modernization process.
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