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World's First Carbon Negative Country - Bhutan

Bhutan Carbon Negative Country

Bhutan has continually been ranked as the happiest country in all of Asia. Now, it's first carbon negative country. The Kingdom of Bhutan is sandwiched between two political giants India and China at the eastern end of the Himalayas. But, the country of just 7,50,000 keeps making the world take a notice. It's the only country to use gross national happiness to measure its growth.


And now Bhutan has become the world's first carbon negative country. This means the country's forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than it produces. It emits around 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually, while its forests absorb over 6 million tons. This is due to Bhutan's strong environmental protection policies. 72% of the country is still forested and its constitution guarantees at least 60% will remain that way.

Bhutan Carbon Negative Country

In June 2015, a team of 100 volunteers planted 49,672 trees in just  one hour, setting a new world record. This March 82,000 households planted trees to celebrate the birth of their Queen's first child. Bhutan has already shown us a way to reverse global warming and live happily.