Reducing Climate Change-induced Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outbursts in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys

Project Summary

This project was identified by the National Adaptation Programme of Action of Bhutan as a national priority to address the adverse impacts of climate change. Its goal is to enhance adaptive capacity to climate change-induced disaster impacts in Bhutan. As a contribution to the achievement of this goal, the project objective is to 'reduce climate change-induced risks and vulnerabilities from glacial lake outbursts in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys.'

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
Least Developed Countries Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Royal Government of Bhutan Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Department of Geology and Mines (DGM), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs’ Disaster Management Division (DMD),
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
180,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,445,050 USD
Co-financing Total
4,036,224 USD
GEF Agency Fees
362,505 USD
Total Cost 7,661,274.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Oct 2006
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Nov 2006
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Mar 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2015