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While today students in 156 countries are striking back for #ClimateStrike , we want to celebrate the victory of a small country that has become carbon negative thanks to a number of forward-thinking policies!

Bhutan is a small country situated between India and China, which are major producers of carbon dioxide and yet, it has managed to achieve complete carbon neutrality in the past years.

In Bhutan the citizens and the government have made environment conservation their priority, rather than economical growth.

The country’s new policy consist of minimum 60 per cent forest coverage. With 72 per cent forest coverage in his nation, the overall carbon production has been nullified. Bhutan produces around 1.5 million tonnes of carbon every year but because of the immense greenery, more than 6 million tonnes of carbon is absorbed.

Source: India Today

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/bhutan-worlds-only-carbon-negative-country-1261119-2018-07-12

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