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Bhutan battles to preserve its culture as development accelerates

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A push for growth could destabilise the delicate cultural ecosystem, but officials vow to keep its unique identity alive . . . → Read More: Bhutan battles to preserve its culture as development accelerates

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Bhutan ‘at risk from mindless growth and western consumerism’

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Programme director of the gross national happiness centre urges young people to learn the value of wellbeing . . . → Read More: Bhutan ‘at risk from mindless growth and western consumerism’

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Bhutan could be world’s first wholly organic nation within a decade

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Political parties in the Himalayan kingdom unite to eradicate chemical fertilisers and pesticides as part of its Gross National Happiness programme . . . → Read More: Bhutan could be world’s first wholly organic nation within a decade

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Bhutan’s prime minister: companies must take deep contentment seriously

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In an exclusive interview, Tshering Tobgay says his country is open for business but not at the expense of its gross national happiness principles . . . → Read More: Bhutan’s prime minister: companies must take deep contentment seriously

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China and India ‘water grab’ dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger

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More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment . . . → Read More: China and India ‘water grab’ dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger

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Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world’s first wholly organic country

By shunning all but organic farming techniques, the Himalayan state will cement its status as a paradigm of sustainability . . . → Read More: Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world’s first wholly organic country

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‘Let nature be your teacher’: Bhutan takes conservation into the classroom

Bhutan’s green schools project is an attempt to bring its revolutionary ‘happiness’ model to all young people
In pictures: sustainability on the curriculum . . . → Read More: ‘Let nature be your teacher’: Bhutan takes conservation into the classroom

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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha . . . → Read More: Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

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The serious business of creating a happier world

The first ever United Nations conference on happiness reflects a growing momentum to redefine our notion of growth. But will happiness gain a place at the top of the world agenda? . . . → Read More: The serious business of creating a happier world

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Bhutan to advise United Nations on a new economy: happiness

Empower women, support local economy, promote a vibrant media and strengthen communities, says Himalayan kingdom . . . → Read More: Bhutan to advise United Nations on a new economy: happiness

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