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Climate Change

Carbon-negative Bhutan offers lessons on fighting climate change

Kingdom proves emissions can be offset by focusing on environment over growth

Bhutan's capital Thimphu has lots of greenery, even in the center of the city. (Photo by Moyuru Baba)

THIMPHU -- As more countries set goals to achieve net-zero emissions years from now, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan already has gone further by becoming carbon negative -- absorbing more carbon than it emits.

Nestled between China and India, Bhutan is home to around 800,000 people across an area a little smaller than Switzerland. Though Bhutan's economy depends heavily on tourism, the country sees its environment as an even greater priority.

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