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More than 130 people from around the world participate in climate change forum in Bhutan


Rinzin Wangchu, Bhutan: To celebrate the 43rd Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King, a three-day inaugural Paro Forum: “Climate Justice for Happiness” began today  at JSW School of Law at Pangbisa, Paro.

The opening ceremony of  the conference was  graced by the President of JSW Law, Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.

A total of 39 experts and speakers coming from interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss various topics related to climate change.

More than 130 participants from around the world are participating.

The Forum will bring together climate leaders and stakeholders to share knowledge and best experiences in effectively addressing the rising impacts of climate change.

The  Inaugural Paro Forum marks the launch of JSW Law’s Climate Change and Environmental Law Centre, an initiative that leverages Bhutan’s unique position and
experience as one of the only carbon negative countries in the world.

The Forum which will be hosted every two years will provide the platform to help develop connections, facilitate communication and promote collaboration amongst the climate actors.

The forum will focus on key themes, including economic and governance issues, community actions, and impact, showcasing Bhutan’s experience as a country that pays
careful attention to environmental issues when planning all aspects of development.

The Forum will provide a platform to discuss the intersection of science, humanities, philanthropy, and climate change to the complexities of governance, law, politics and climate change.