The Tibet Policy Institute (TPI) organized the book launch of Tibetan Perspectives on Tibet’s Environment and Tibet 2020: A Year in Review. The event was organized at the Lhakpa Tsering Hall, DIIR, CTA on September 29, 2021. Both the books were released by Honorable Sikyong Penpa Tsering, the President of Central Tibetan Administration.
After the release of the books, the event began with the welcome address delivered byDawa Tsering, the Director of TPI. He introduced the two senior researchers of TPI who spearheaded the books. Dawa Tsering also gave a brief outline of both the books and the research work done on it.
The welcome address was followed by an introduction to the first book Tibetan Perspectives on Tibet’s Environment by Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha, the Deputy Director as well as the Head of Environment & Development Desk of TPI. Introduction to the second book book Tibet 2020: A Year in R
eview was done by Dr. Tenzin Desal, Senior Fellow of TPI. Tempa Gyaltsen spoke about the book Tibetan Perspectives on Tibet ’s Environment and said the book is a compilation of reports, papers and articles prepared by the Environment and Development Desk from 2010-2020. He explained that this is probably the very first comprehensive book on Tibet’s environment solely written by Tibetan environment researchers with a strong Tibetan perspective. He further highlighted that the book launch signals the official commencement of the ‘COP26-Climate Action for Tibet’ campaign by the CTA ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in UK in November 2021.
Dr. Tenzin Desal on the book Tibet 2020: A Year in Review spoke about the content of the book. Tenzin Desal was delighted to bring forth the maiden issue of the annual review for the year 2020. He explained that the annual report is a comprehensive report discussing some of the most pressing issues in Tibet, detailing significant event that took place in Tibet throughout the year 2020. He further notes that the purpose is to not only highlight the events and issues but more importantly to provide information and perspective for the benefit of making future policies.
The event concluded with the thank you remark by Karma Choeying, Secretary, Department of Information and International Relations, CTA followed by Q&A session with the media and public.