Tibetans participate in conference on climate change
Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 11:19 a.m.
|Tenzin Tsultrim addressing the convention.|
Dharamshala: A three-day convention on “Corporate Response to Climate Change”, organized by the World Environment Foundation and Institute of Directors, in association with various other global corporate bodies, was held at Palampur from 8-10 June.
More than 370 delegates from around 20 countries attended the convention, including scientists, environmentalists, representatives of the corporate world, students, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Under the theme of “combating climate change through market driven solutions” the participants presented various devices to combat climate change and avenues of eco-friendly business opportunities.
A presentation on the traditional Tibetan way of life based on self-sustenance in harmony with nature and the present environmental situation in Tibet was showcased by Tenzin Tsultrim, researcher at the Environmental and Development Desk of Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration.
The convention provided a great opportunity to bring our environmental concerns across the board, Mr Tsultrim told TibetNet.
Related publications on environment by Department of Information and International Relations were also distributed to the participants.
Mr Tsering Ngodup and Mr Penpa Tsering from Tibet Museum of DIIR hosted a photo exhibition showcasing the tragic story of Tibet.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama also attended a similar conference held at Palampur in 2002.
The Golden Peacock Awards for environment management, along with eco-innovation, occupational health and safety, were also presented at this convention.
–Report filed by the Environmental & Development Desk of DIIR