As a native of one of the world’s most beautiful and endangered landscapes, the Dalai Lama has sent his prayers and advice to the COP24.
China’s religious policies and authoritarian control in Tibet emerge from the leadership’s strategic and economic imperatives, and those interests converged in a visit last month by the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama to Zam (Chinese: Zangmu) dam, which supports the largest hydropower project in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
As the Chinese government released a new white paper claiming it supports “ecological conservation” in Tibet, state media announced that China has stepped up production of bottled water from Tibet’s endangered glaciers, and news emerged of more major hydropower schemes in central Tibet, financed by the state.
China has announced the displacement of more than 1,000 Tibetans from a nature reserve in northern Tibet to a settlement site in Lhasa, describing it as the first “high-altitude ecological migration”.
In a highly charged political environment, a UNESCO committee voted on 7 July 2017 to approve a controversial application by the Chinese government to inscribe a vast Tibetan area as a World Heritage site, although it contravenes values and guidelines of the international cultural body.
Krakow – A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet reveals how a Chinese government nomination for UNESCO World Heritage status for a vast area of Tibet – due to be decided in Krakow next week – involves removing Tibetan nomads, who protect the landscape and its wildlife. A report published today before the […]
A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet reveal that Tibet’s fragile environment, which is warming faster than anywhere else, is of critical global importance.
The Chinese government is subjecting millions of Tibetans to a policy of mass rehousing and relocation that radically changes their way of life, and about which they have no say, Human Rights Watch said in its new report “They Said We Should Be Grateful: Mass Rehousing and Relocation in Tibetan Areas of China”, published on 27 June 2013
The European Parliament’s Tibet Intergroup held its 97th meeting by hosting a conference on the state of Tibet’s environment. The conference, jointly organized by the Office of Tibet in Brussels, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) took place on 19th June. Keynote speaker was Tenzin Norbu, Head of the Environment and Development Desk of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).
The European Parliament’s Tibet Intergroup will be holding its 97th meeting by hosting a conference on the state of Tibet’s environment. The conference, jointly organized by the Office of Tibet in Brussels, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), will take place on 19th June from 12.30 – 2pm in the European Parliament (Room ASP3H1).