Observing 5th June as World Environment Day, the Environment & Development desk of Tibet Policy Institute has organized a panel discussion on the environment of Tibet at Sarah College of Higher TIbetan Studies, Dharamshala.
Addressing Tibetan students gathered from as many as 50 colleges of India, Ven Lobsang Thubten, a recent arrival from Tibet, highlighted the critical situation in Gyama, where “large scale mining industries are destroying the historical and culturally significant areas of Tibet.”
Tsering Choezom and Jigmey Norbu, both research fellows at TPI, discussed the impact of booming tourism on Tibet’s environment and the plight of Tibetan nomads. Tsering Tsomo, an officer dealing with environmental issues at Tibet Welfare Office, Dharamsala dwelled on the initiative taken by Tibetan residents of the locality, including awareness programs linked to environment.
The panel discussion moderated by Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha was also attended by Passang, Secretary of Sarah College and Phagpa Tsering, Additional Secretary of Tibet Policy Institute.