Bhutan’s development is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, hydropower and forestry. The melting of the Himalayan glaciers increases risks of flooding and water scarcity in the dry season, while changing monsoon patterns are reflected in shorter rainy seasons characterised by increasingly heavy rains and longer dry seasons when water becomes increasingly scarce. These changes are a threat to people’s livelihoods and the rural economy.

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