The UK of tomorrow, as well as the rest of the world, can achieve zero-emissions and I can share with you how another country is doing it. The country of Bhutan is not only achieving it but surpassing it. They also have free education for all and free electricity to ensure their citizens don’t burn their trees. They measure their country by Gross domestic Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product.
The zero-emissions UK is a gigantic job but the benefits will also be huge. It is a dream that is now being pursued with passion by growing numbers of UK citizens. Indignant at the lack of political effort being made to curtail global warming, they have responded with mounting outrage which last week reached a peak during Extinction Rebellion’s protests in London.
The kingdom of Bhutan, deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India 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.