Review and Compendium of Environmental Policies and Laws in Bhutan: Input to the Asian Judges Network on Environment

Publication | December 2014

ADB, in partnership with Bhutan's Royal Court of Justice, convened the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice to discuss shared environmental challenges, common experiences, and ways to further cooperation.

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This Review and Compendium of Environmental Policies and Laws in Bhutan aims to facilitate access to information for all stakeholders engaged in the environment sector, in particular for the Judiciary and administrative officials responsible for overseeing the protection of the country’s natural resources.

Moreover, it seeks to empower citizens to take action in support of environmental protection. It provides background information on Bhutan, as well as an introduction and overview of key environment, natural resources, and climate change, laws, rules, policies, and regulations of the country. This publication is one of the key proposals of the Royal Court of Bhutan as a follow-up action to the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice held in Thimphu, Bhutan on 30-31 August 2013.


  • Foreword
  • Background
  • Environmental Law Background
  • Judiciary
  • Review and Compendium of Environmental Policies and Laws

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Environmental policy and legislation
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Law
  • Bhutan
  • RPT146843-3
  • 978-92-9254-815-5 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-816-2 (e-ISBN)


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