On November 2017, Tibetan community in Bonn (Germany) organized a talk event on Tibet’s environmental situation by two environment research fellows from the Tibet Policy Institute.
The researchers, Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen and Dechen Palmo are in Bonn to represent Tibet at the ongoing COP23 UN climate summit. The two-week conference is the biggest climate change conference organized by United Nations. More than twenty thousand participants attend the summit from around two hundred nations.
Mr. Lobsang Phuntsok, the President of the Association of Tibetans in Germany introduced the two speakers to the Tibetan community in Bonn. In his introduction, Mr Lobsang said the Tibetan community in Bonn are very happy that there is a Tibetan presence at the UN climate summit; he also highlighted the importance of such environment talks to Tibetan community in Bonn.
Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen spoke on the Global significance of the Tibetan Plateau and its current environmental situation. He also spoke about Tibetan participation at the ongoing COP23 conference, its importance and challenges.
Mrs. Dechen Palmo spoke on the global importance of Tibetan rivers and increasing threat from rapid damming of Tibetan rivers. The two speakers thanked the Tibetan community in Bonn for their support and warm hospitality.
The two researchers will also be giving an environment talk at the Bonn University.
– Report filed by EDD –