June 6, 2009
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

CTA Focuses on Effect of Climate Change in Tibet on World Environment Day Saturday, 6 June 2009, 10:42 a.m.


 
 Tenzin Norbu (L)
delivers a talk on climate change on World Environment Day at Gangchen
Kyishong, Dharamsala, India, on 5 June 2009
. To his right is the logo of this year’s World Environment Day – Unite to combat climate change/Photo: Sangay Kyap/Wikipedia

Dharamshala:The
Environment and Development Desk (EDD) of the Central Tibetan
Administration organised a talk on significance of Tibetan plateau and
the affects of climate change and water projects initiated by the
Chinese government in Tibet to mark the ‘World Environment Day’ (WED)
on 5 June.

The staff members of the Central Tibetan Administration attended the talk. Speaking
on this year’s WED theme of ‘Unite to combat climate change’, Tenzin
Norbu, executive head of EDD said the climate change is causing the
degradation of Permafrost on the Tibetan Plateau leading to
desertification of landmasses in Tibet. Comparing the images
of Ronpuk Glacier in Tibet between 1921 and 2008, he attributed the
degradation of the glacier to climate change.

 
 Staff members of the Central Tibetan Administration attend the World  Environment Day

Chokyi,
research officer of EDD also spoke about the grasslands in Tibet and
rivers of Tibet, which are one of the major sources of water for the
Asian countries. Meanwhile, the world environment day was also
celebrated in an eco-friendly environment at the Gandhi Smarak Vatika
Dharamsala in the shadow of pine trees, followed by an environment
awareness rally from Vatika to Saheed Smarak at Kotwali bazaar
Dharamsala. On the occasion, a convention was organized to
take steps in order to develop Dharamsala as an eco-friendly region
with sustainable development. Participants from 12 NGOs involved in
environment protection, along with Vyapar Mandel, hotel union, students
from different schools in the region, delegates from Central Tibetan
Administration, Prof Y.R. Pathak, municipal counselors along with
president of municipal council expressed their views on the topic
introduced by Prof. Dr. Anjan K. Kalia of Him Renewable Energy and
Environment Consultants at Dharamsala.On the basis of
recommendations plan of action was formulated whereby different
subgroups will be formed on taking effective measures to check the
propagation of Parthenium weed in the region, cleanliness in the city,
stoppage of throwing wastes into the streams and coordinating on these
issues with local bodies, forest department, public health department
and P.W.D., these measures will go a long way to develop Dharamsala, an
eco-friendly hill station. To create a general awareness on
the environment issues prevailing in Dharamsala region, a rally was
organized from “Gandhi Smriti Vatika” to “Shaheed Smarak” Kotwali
bazaar Dharamsala in which people from all walks of life, small
children to senior environment lovers participated.

June 6, 2009
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

CTA Focuses on Effect of Climate Change in Tibet on World Environment Day Saturday, 6 June 2009, 10:42 a.m.


 
 The logo of this year’s World Environment Day – Unite to combat climate change/ Image/Wikipedia
Dharamshala:The Environment and DevelopmentDesk (EDD) of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a talk on significance of Tibetan plateau and the affects of climate change and water projects initiated by the Chinese government in Tibet to mark the ‘World Environment Day’ (WED) on 5 June.

The staff members of the Central Tibetan Administration attended the talk. Speaking on this year’s WED theme of ‘Unite to combat climate change’, Tenzin Norbu, executive head of EDD said the climate change is causing the degradation of Permafrost on the Tibetan Plateau leading to desertification of landmasses in Tibet. Comparing the images of Ronpuk Glacier in Tibet between 1921 and 2008, he attributed the degradation of the glacier to climate change.

 
 Tenzin Norbu (L) delivers a talk on climate change on World Environment Day at Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala, India, on 5 June 2009. Photo/ Sangay Kep

Chokyi, research officer of EDD also spoke about the grasslands in Tibet and rivers of Tibet, which are one of the major sources of water for the Asian countries. Meanwhile, the world environment day was also celebrated in an eco-friendly environment at the Gandhi Smarak Vatika Dharamsala in the shadow of pine trees, followed by an environment awareness rally from Vatika to Saheed Smarak at Kotwali bazaar Dharamsala. On the occasion, a convention was organized to take steps in order to develop Dharamsala as an eco-friendly region with sustainable development. Participants from 12 NGOs involved in environment protection, along with Vyapar Mandel, hotel union, students from different schools in the region, delegates from Central Tibetan Administration, Prof Y.R. Pathak, municipal counselors along with president of municipal council expressed their views on the topic introduced by Prof. Dr. Anjan K. Kalia of Him Renewable Energy and Environment Consultants at Dharamsala.

 
 The Indian community in Dharamshala holds environment awareness rally.

On the basis of recommendations plan of action was formulated whereby different subgroups will be formed on taking effective measures to check the propagation of Parthenium weed in the region, cleanliness in the city, stoppage of throwing wastes into the streams and coordinating on these issues with local bodies, forest department, public health department and P.W.D., these measures will go a long way to develop Dharamsala, an eco-friendly hill station. To create a general awareness on the environment issues prevailing in Dharamsala region, a rally was organized from “Gandhi Smriti Vatika” to “Shaheed Smarak” Kotwali bazaar Dharamsala in which people from all walks of life, small children to senior environment lovers participated.

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