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This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

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Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Kanta Biswas (2 часа назад)
GNH-Yes,From today,I am starting to dream of it.Keep spreading dreams.
Monday Elizabeth (6 часов назад)
i guess they're still cutting down amazon to raise more beef at the moment...
Max Well (9 часов назад)
I'm not a bhutanese but after listening this gentleman's speech whoah😲!!! what a genius person you are sir! keep up to good work God bless you
Peanutcat (22 часа назад)
God that national dress is ridiculously practical. I wish it was socially acceptable to wear lol.
Blind Joe (1 день назад)
If you hire and train me to fly battle helicopters over Bhutan I’ll conserve and protect the wilderness for you, and you can have all my money as long as I can live in one of those cool mountain houses and the people share their food with me.
rashi agrawal (1 день назад)
I don't have words to express my joy on seeing this video!! Why can't all the countries do the same?
iAmColossus (1 день назад)
this video is 2 years old and only has 900k views...... for everyones sake i hope they get noticed 10 fold... 100 fold! this inspired me so much.
zrSUFn7X7N8e (2 дня назад)
Wow must be nice to live in a DICTATORSHIP. Oh wait, it's a monarchy, it's completely different.
Abhishek Jain (2 дня назад)
We all human need to become serious for climate change otherwise no matter you are rich or poor, you will have adverse impact.......
Eddie Tran (2 дня назад)
Bhutan 🇧🇹 is a great example for all other countries, mostly developing countries.
Daniel Berlin (2 дня назад)
niharika pihu (3 дня назад)
Im extremely happy to know that there is a country in this greedy world that cares about the mother nature. Otherwise there are just bad news coming about the mother nature's condition and suffering.
hey34 (3 дня назад)
This is a capitalists absolute NIGHTMARE!!! Not only that everything he represents we are indoctrinated to hate by our corrupt and selfish systems. I wish them well. And, I hope we can all be more like them.
Eha Tacho (3 дня назад)
I really love it... Stop the climate change...
There is no any country that can be compared to Bhutan. Bhutan is the BEST. May God bless Bhutan RICHLY.
Vranseda Galenio Tamara (3 дня назад)
There is no living things there?? Every living thing has carbon tho
IndiaRockLovers (3 дня назад)
I went there once and I absolutely loved it.
ghavad gita (3 дня назад)
"The rivers its blood, the trees its lungs"
ghavad gita (3 дня назад)
Disliked by 470 people who read the fake news about "Bhutanese" refugees
Atul (4 дня назад)
This is what i call a Developed country.
US10 (4 дня назад)
Thanks for such an inspiring talk. Hope other so-called big countries learn from the epitome of sustainability_Bhutan.
Vijay Singh (4 дня назад)
You are ture man
Nickson Koh (4 дня назад)
What is beautiful idealogy that the country pursue! The economic idealogy that the rest of the world feeds on greed that is a bottomless well that we will never find true happiness.
krishna kumar (5 дней назад)
India and Indians, love their most favourite nation -Bhutan.
kitkat12 (5 дней назад)
Okay maybe I should start making my house carbon negative first!
Arjun Bengaluru (5 дней назад)
Awesome.. Bhutan an universal place .. fir all human beings.. to live.. or atleast visit once in their lifetime..!!
Froggy Noddy (5 дней назад)
love Bhutan
RoiF (5 дней назад)
Beware of the westerns, most asian countries colonized by the westerns are left in poverty.
RoiF (5 дней назад)
Beware of the westerns, most asian countries colonized by the westeners are left in poverty.
ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb Malaysia (5 дней назад)
Bhutanese plz plant more trees to save your white mountain.
ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb Malaysia (5 дней назад)
Bhutan you have done a great job. Well done
ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb Malaysia (5 дней назад)
I pary every country become like Bhutan. Ameen
Ramesh Vardhan (6 дней назад)
Why not existing 72% forest cover to be undistributed. If you try to compromise by an inch ,you lose by a mile. No compromise could be the best rule , INSTEAD compromise and get ruined. I am not bothered about today but very much worried about ABOUT THE TOMORROW. I LIVED MY LIFE, BUT I WANT COMING GENERATION HAVE A BETTER LIFE . WITH INCREASING POPULATION THINGS MAY GO FROM BAD TO WORST. AND THAT'S MY CONCERN. THOUGH I AM NOTA BHUTANESE, STIL I LOVE BHUTAN , I TOOK A DRIVE FROM GANGTOK TO THIMPU IN 2000. WHAT A MEMORABLE TRIP IT WAS REALLY WONDERFUL. WE EVEN DRIVE THROUGH THE SWISS ALPS IN 2003, BUT NOTHING LIKE MIGHTY HIMALAYAS, SPECIALLY THE SIKKIM , GANGTOK TO THIMPU BHUTAN. Coming to global warming , it is due overpopulation, over activity RATHER hyperactivity of AKWARD human beings. BHUTAN can gererate money by tourism..... hydro-electric power, solar & as wel as wind energy. But not increase population beyond 1 million. (My theroritical or imaginary views to exahange corbon dioxide to oxygen through pipelines from the nearest indian cities -( Assam, west bengal .) CO2 for the growth of the forest, 02 for better breathing.) For PROPER growth 72% forest cover - water, sunlight & CO2 is a must ...,...let the scientific community think about it .
meaturama (6 дней назад)
Bhutan is a shithole.
Aryan Darsh (7 дней назад)
Wrong map of India!!!
Sat ram (7 дней назад)
I'm wondering , how ppl can dislike this video !
phoenix rising (7 дней назад)
it is a Grand & a Great goal to achieve but C'MON...never gonna happen people (yeah, i'm gonna be THAT guy), i mean humans will never change (though i wish, truly, madly, deeply :) we would)...look at our history, it ain't never happening...CHANGE MY MIND, if you disagree...
Brandon Musser (7 дней назад)
Good talk
Z _ R (8 дней назад)
I Respect your culture and country should every country follow you for save the planet....
rezlamaniac c (8 дней назад)
466 f***ing people who highly contribute to carbon emission are here.........!! Welcome guys
Hari Kumar (8 дней назад)
Brian Welch (8 дней назад)
Wow, so environmentally frien... O wait, hydropower?
Keerthi prasad (8 дней назад)
fantastic speech Bhutan pm
heavenzceed (8 дней назад)
Carbond not a problem, ppl are, and not replanting trees...
ImSofaKingGood (8 дней назад)
Huge respect to this guy and Bhutan. Thank you for helping to take care of our planet. My country and I have to do our share as well.
tropico5 (8 дней назад)
What is right thing to do ? Money isn't all, let you know.
Pj Sang (8 дней назад)
I feel really jealous of Bhutan. What if Tibet is not invaded by China? hummmm
nadamasdisponible (8 дней назад)
Does anybody have a link to this with Spanish subtitles?
T T (8 дней назад)
Humanity is cancer to the mother nature. We all feel it deep down inside, something big will happen to balance damages we did to mother earth.
Ankur (8 дней назад)
Now I will go and crosscheck the information before showering praise. It's always a good thing to do. If I find it correct, I'll praise with my full heart.
Ivan (9 дней назад)
It's amazing how the PM of a small country like Bhutan can speak better English than the president of my country
LaVaun Johns (9 дней назад)
They should start a "Go Fund Me" page.
g davis (9 дней назад)
export that stuff now(2018)!
Simon Dhar (10 дней назад)
I appreciate Bhutan's efforts. Proud too of being its neighbour. Located in the East of India which is very rich in its natural resources, I once felt very fortunate but not now. The Cement Factories have ruined our beautiful nature esp in the dense forest of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, which support many endemic species. I plea to UN Forest Conservation to do something before its too late(please). Our Govt is closing it's eyes.
Lisa Siembida (10 дней назад)
I hope to one day contribute towards these same missions. Great country to partner with! Thanks for being true rebels. 🌹
muchai Kinuthia (10 дней назад)
Oh my God....What is the world doing to itself and the innocent Bhutanese
muchai Kinuthia (10 дней назад)
I want to be Bhutanese.😊Love from kenya.. Wangare mathai should give up her nobel price to Bhutanese people
MrDanisve (10 дней назад)
All that speaking and his forests only sink up less than the cement factory i used to work at throws out in the atmosphere :P
Astraea Shaw (11 дней назад)
The Chinese are not helping. Instead they are taking all the land they can grab in Africa and it seems that it is they who are wanting to take the land of the South African farmers to extract the minerals and to plant GMO crops! I send my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Bhutan. God help us all.
Bo Soerensen (11 дней назад)
Bhutan try to show of to be a friendly country. But they don't tell how they have persecuted and expelled more then 100000 people from its minority groupe Lhotsompas. Bhutan is an introvert paranoid dictatoreship that say they are a little nice kingdom.
Jemmo (11 дней назад)
Carbon is completely irrelevant. If there is a lot the plants lap it up, if there is not enough the plants die. The earth is completely self regulating. CO2 levels have been three times higher than now in the past and have also been lower in the past. The main driver is average temperature of the oceans. All the sheep think it’s great when a coal power station is turned off and don’t even release the act of fracking is equivalent to a dozen power stations what a joke is all this fake science spewing these days.
Armageddon (11 дней назад)
One nation everybody proud of: Really Bhutan. :)
Star Price (11 дней назад)
Fantastic <3 < 3
khestun banga (11 дней назад)
Andy mainali (11 дней назад)
Lol I am sure those hundreds of thousands of people that were tortured, raped and eventually evicted simply for demanding more representation in the government and free movement within the country would feel quite differently about Bhutan. There is a dark underbelly to this so-called shangri-la that very few are aware of. Bhutan, being so isolated and irrelevant as it is in the international stage has been quite successful in hiding its dark past and putting a facade of a beautiful, happy, tolerant nation for the world. Yes, it's a gorgeous country, yes, the people are awesome, yes, there have been some changes since the 90s, and yes, with little to no urbanization, the country has fabulous untouched nature, however, it is dangerous to ignore the plight of so many people caused directly by the Bhutanese government and declare it a great, happy place. I recommend "Killing Time", a movie on Bhutanese refugees living in exile by Annika Gustafson. Watch it, do some research on the story, and then make up your mind about Bhutan. My comment is not intended to vilify the Bhutanese people or reduce the conservation efforts of Bhutan. I like the country and would love to visit it and spend time with the locals. I simply wanted to shed some light and present a broader, bigger picture of what the country is or has been. As an American, i look at my country with the same lens- it's tumultuous, dark past, and the great many positive changes it achieved over time, it's dark facets of modern time (trump, racism, unnecessary wars in so many countries invading and looting their landscape and resources), and the great many freedoms we enjoy daily, the inventions we gave the world and continue to give today etc. It's important to look at history and be objective in reasoning, hence the comment.
SUDEEP RAJAK (11 дней назад)
Superb ...
Sebastians (11 дней назад)
Damn, we don't deserve Terry.
sevtecsev (11 дней назад)
Is a mature jungle forest carbon absorbing? It seems to me the elements die and release the co2 in the process of rotting.
Jackson Lowery (11 дней назад)
How could 488 people dislike this
Md. Asadullahil Galib Fardin (12 дней назад)
Bhutan is so close to my district in Bangladesh that its very tempting to just stay in where i am and not visiting that much of beauty.. I really hate the borders... Really
Nick O'Brien (12 дней назад)
Water harvesting, aka David Spicer et al
Indraja Salunkhe (12 дней назад)
Wow! It's one of the role model for how a country should be. :) Long Live Bhutan. And aww the baby is so cute.
Sahasranshu 143 (12 дней назад)
Bhutan is peaceful . Love and respect for Bhutan from India. This is the country which will survive global warming
Leander Herman (12 дней назад)
Well said, Democracy is nothing more than a mockery of so called human rights and freedom, Democracy had justified slavery and genocide for more than 2000 years. Democracy is nothing more than bullshit it's nothing more than glorification of the western culture to the world to impose a political ideology not everyone wants
JS Wong (13 дней назад)
It's easy to be carbon-neutral or carbon-negative when your country doesn't need to mine for the minerals necessary for creating the technologies needed for renewable energy and the electronics that drive the modern world; when you don't need to produce any of the appliances and communications equipment that brings the world together; when you don't need heavy industries to produce the buses, trains and planes needed by the lower-"GNH" countries that require large-scale mobility for a productive populace. As much as I respect Bhutan for trying to be as medieval as they can in terms of energy & goods production and energy consumption, I'm sure the scientists, engineers and non-hippies among us quickly realize that only Bhutan can be Bhutan. The rest of the developed & developing world, especially industrialized mega-manufacturers like China, India, Mexico, and others, have to suffer the ills that come with producing what the modern world needs and live with a lower GNH so that small and easily-managed under-developed countries like Bhutan can remain relatively clean and unpolluted, and have their high-GNH and negative carbon output.
Satya Narayan Kurmapu (13 дней назад)
Salute you, your people, your king, your vision, and your Culture ....... I wish I could get a chance to live in Bhutan
pokenei (13 дней назад)
Bhutan is lucky not to have or produce oil, otherwise evil America will exploit and turn that place into a mess like it did to the middle east.
pokenei (13 дней назад)
Every country should be carbon negative.
cy p (13 дней назад)
I love Bhutan😍 and I hope that one day I will get to visit this lovely country❤️ and its monestries are breathtaking just like the country. I hope I will get to see the beauty for real one day🙏
ASHWANI JHA (13 дней назад)
Great orator, great person from a great country. Lots of love to Bhutan from India. Luv u all. Good luck!
Kangeman Maipmokiuah (13 дней назад)
very clever presentation....
Andrew T (13 дней назад)
Bhutan is one of china's and india's air purifiers
ladakh mangtro (13 дней назад)
Love it. Love you so much. Druk chodan Gyalkyab.
Shervon Yak (14 дней назад)
I am very touched by this presentation. How do I help or join? Please provide a link.
Isaac A (14 дней назад)
Oh dear! You've advertised your country as a climate paradise, now hoards of westerners will want a piece of it, bringing 'western ways'; wine, proseco, individualism, litter, gated communities for rich westerners.......etc.
Owen Luo (14 дней назад)
East Asian looking with a South Asian accent lol
Sky Nguyen (14 дней назад)
His speech was very very enjoyable. Great job!
SU EZ (14 дней назад)
America the land of the free. Hahaha
ABC DEF (15 дней назад)
billionaire put your money at the right places
Elizabeth Cartwright (15 дней назад)
While I see what they have done for their country, and find it amazing, what if humanity is not to blame for global warming? What if the truth is, the earth naturally has heating and cooling cycles? What if these changes are merely a bit like breathing? What if, as inconvenient as it may seem, these cycles are merely the Earth mirroring the expansion and contraction of the universe? What if, for the health of our planet, they must continue unimpeded? As above, so below. What if we were lied to about all of it?
Arun Singh Rajput (15 дней назад)
Bhutan is a lovely country...We Indians love Bhutan brothers and sister...Bhutan king is also very amazing and superb...Bhutan people effort for their country and for mankind and mother earth is superb...
gman (16 дней назад)
"We generate our electricity through our fast flowing rivers, to become carbon negative" "Because of the world's carbon emissions, our glaciers are disappearing!" Where do you think at that free energy from fast flowing rivers is coming from and how long will it be flowing fast? Would Bhutan be carbon neutral if the induced run off from global warming never occurred? Nothing in this world's for free! We don't all have the highest mountains in the world to be fully sustainable on hydroelectricity.
PRADEEP DWIVEDY (16 дней назад)
Sir i am really sorry that i cant do any thing all the things you say is really very very sad that every one wants to kill this planet and search the life every where i will plant the trees now as many as i can plant i wish that government does not find any mineral in my land and i will fill it with trees, so true to my heart
Amir Wali Khan (16 дней назад)
Waoo, great man!! Impressed! Long live Bhutan.
SHACKLED (16 дней назад)
"climate change" is a pseudoscience. Dig deep into both parts of the narrative and DO YOU HOMEWORK about what people were saying about how our climate would be today as they said 15 years ago. I am not saying what this guy is speaking about it bad...its really good what this country is doing for its people. However... it is a false positive in regards to climate change.
A'zhadial (6 дней назад)
Yeah, Antarctic and Artic glaciers melts because they consciously decided to do so in order to annoy the pinguins that live there.
leebog31 (16 дней назад)
You guys are chasing the wind. It don't matter. What if this whole universe is computer generated and the plan has already been made?
leebog31 (16 дней назад)
I'm not of this earth. You can try and preserve it all you want but nature, the elites will destroy this planet.
kalibuwa (16 дней назад)
Wow amazing speech. Unbelievable. Probably the best I have heard on Ted. Super.
Brian K (16 дней назад)
A backwards country with nationalized health care that benefits from the medical discoveries of more capitalistic ones, and he complains about a problem, climate change, whose ramifications weren't known until recently.
A'zhadial (6 дней назад)
"nationalized healthcare" is not a bad thing. That's what every freaking country in the world has except the USA. Climate change is a fact, you cannot doubt it, it is observed (Glaciers melt in the antarctic and in the arctic). But you have a point when you say that Bhutan can be what it is because it benefited from the scientific discoveries of other nations and that it is dependent on many things of other nations. Bhutan needs other nations for its medicine and creating those drugs pollute.

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