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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.

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Tagged under: TED Talk,TED Talks,Tshering Tobgay,Kingdom Bhutan,Bhutan,Himalayas,carbon neutral,carbon negative,climate change

4 questions

1. How is Bhutan Carbon Neutral? (00:08:55)

2. How is Bhutan particularly at risk to climate change?
(00:10:20)

3. What point does he make by discussing his clothing?
(00:18:44)

4. Discuss the difference between Gross National Happiness vs. Gross National Product? What is more important to you and why? Do you think Canada should adopt anything seen in this video? (00:18:47)

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