National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology

Project Title: Bhutan for Life (BFL)

Donor: Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Project background

The Bhutan for Life (BFL) project aims to ensure a robust network of protected areas (PAs) and biological corridors (BCs) that secures human well-being, biodiversity conservation and increases climate resilience in Bhutan. The project provides a 14-year financial bridge that allows for immediate improvement in the management of Bhutan’s protected areas for climate resilience, and the prompt delivery of mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity gains, while the country gradually ratchets up its own financing resources. 

BFL seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Helps Bhutan remain carbon neutral by increasing forest and vegetative cover within the Protected Area System;

  • Enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of communities in and in the vicinity of the PAS through climate-informed natural resources management;

  • Maintain stable, thriving and diverse populations of key species contributing toward national and global biodiversity goals;

  • Strengthen organizational, institutional, and financial capacity for effective management of PAs

BFL includes five components that reflect these goals, divided into 16 milestones (or outputs) and over 80 detailed activities.

NCHM is one of the implementing agencies for the projects responsible for:

  1. Setting up of Weather Stations at Ramsar Sites and Protected Areas (PAs)

  2. Model Climate Change Scenarios

Contact Point for NCHM

Mr. Thinley Wangchuk, Hydro-met Officer

Weather and Climate Services Division

National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology

Email: twangchuk@nchm.gov.bt