Bhutan – Clean Energy Engagement

Bhutan photo credits to "Royal Office of Media."

Support  through U.S. government programs

  • Bhutan received a percentage of the $1.5 million the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested in the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration Program. This program promotes energy efficiency and the partial replacement of fossil fuel power generation by hydropower.

Multilateral Funding Directly Benefiting Bhutan, to Which the United States Contributes a Portion

  • Bhutan received $1.3 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to fund climate change mitigation activities. This World Bank-implemented project aimed to improve management and conservation of high altitude forests and alpine ecosystems in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan also received a percentage of the $60 million the United States contributed to the GEF for climate change programming in 2012.