Research Articles by Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

UN Climate Change Summits: With or Without Tibet

October 27, 2017

The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) or the UN Climate Summits will be organized by the government of Fiji. But due to logistic issues to accommodate tens of thousands of delegates from 197 member states, the conference will be held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. This mega event is the world's biggest climate conference attended by heads of states, government delegates, climate scientists, environment researchers and activists from from across the globe.......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

Flooded Tibet: struggling to adapt to the new reality

September 4, 2017

On 30 August 2017, a massive landslide buried nine people in Golok Machen region of north eastern Tibet. The horrifying disaster occurred in the early hours of the day (4:30am) while residents were still in bed. The day could have been, otherwise, a beautiful summer morning with nomadic melodies echoing across the valley as residents... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

Garbage Rampage in Tibet

June 4, 2017

Why rampant littering on the world’s highest Plateau concerns us all Tibet, once the mystical Shangri-La to the western world, is still one of the most beautiful places and sought after destination for travelers. As per a Xinhua (Jan 3, 2017) News report, a whopping 23 million tourist flocked to the plateau in the year... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

Natural Disasters in Tibet: Is it the New Normal?

August 8, 2016

World’s highest plateau witness three different natural disasters in a month A 600 million cubic meters of glacial slide onto the Aru summer pasture of Ruthok County on 17 July 2016, killing nine people, burying more than 110 yaks and 350 sheep. Ruthok is one of the seven counties of Ngari prefecture of the Tibetan... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

China’s New Environmental Protection Law, Not for Tibet

August 19, 2015

The toxic smog engulfing Beijing and other Chinese cities has forced the Communist government to amend its development model and bring in a new environmental protection law in a bid to calm ever growing public anger. Unfortunately, as in the past, the new environment law may prefer to stay within China proper rather than extend... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

China’s New Environmental Protection Law, Not for Tibet

April 17, 2015

The toxic smog engulfing Beijing and other Chinese cities has forced the Communist government to amend its development model and bring in a new environmental protection law in a bid to calm ever growing public anger. Unfortunately, as in the past, ......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*