Bhutan Sustainable Low-emission Urban Transport Systems

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From September 28, 2018 to September 28, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 11.2 Provide safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable transport systems
  2. 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Project ID: 5563

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Miscellaneous energy program


  • Sustainable cities


  • Human altered areas


  • Urban areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Transportation

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Thought leadership


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Awareness raising
  • Technical capacity building
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 11.2 Provide safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable transport systems
  • 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers
  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs

Hot topic

  • Public-private partnership
  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


Promotion of low emission public transport (e.g. hybrid and electric) systems as the preferred choice for urban mobility in Bhutan


To facilitate the initial stage of low-carbon transition in the Bhutan"s urban transport systems as the preferred choice of mobility in Bhutan.

USD $2,739,726

Grant amount

USD $10,318,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,739,726)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Bhutan

Project metrics

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