The planet is our home and the Tibetan Plateau is its roof. The Tibetan Plateau needs to be protected, not just for Tibet but for the health and sustainability of the entire world.

The Central Tibetan Administration urges world leaders gathering in Paris in December at the UN COP21 climate change summit to put Tibet on the global climate change agenda.

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CLIMATE ACTION FOR THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

A global environmental catastrophe can be avoided, but we must act now to ensure that the Tibetan Plateau and the world’s fragile ecosystem are protected.

Tibet is facing the impact of climate change:

  • retreating glaciers
  • deteriorating permafrost
  • increasing desertification
  • warming at a rate three times the global average

The effects of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau are far-reaching–affecting billions of people. Tibetans need to be stewards of their own land and their expertise must be taken into consideration when tackling climate change.

TAKE ACTION
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TAKE THE ROOF OF THE WORLD PHOTO CHALLENGE

Show your solidarity for climate action for the Tibetan Plateau: Take the Roof of the World photo challenge.

Help spread the word about the urgency of putting Tibet on the global climate change agenda.

Take a Roof of the World photo: Arms above heads forming a roof with hands.

Share your Roof of the World photo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #RoofOfTheWorld: “I support #climateaction for Tibet – #RoofOfTheWorld #COP21”

Check out the #RoofOfTheWorld Photo Challenge Gallery

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JOIN THE CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Spread the call for climate action for Tibet and our blue planet.

Thousands of people around the world have taken the #RoofOfTheWorld Photo Challenge. And on November 28 our Thunderclap message reached over 800,000 people on social media.

Help build the momentum. Show your solidarity for #climateaction for Tibet – #RoofOfTheWorld:

Roof of the World Challenge Entry

TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Tibet is an environmentally strategic area. As the world focuses on climate action at the UN COP21 meetings in December and beyond, Tibet must be central to progress made on tackling climate change.

On November 29, thousands of Climate Action for Tibet campaign supporters marched alongside people from around the world calling for climate action.

Show your solidarity for climate action for Tibet:

  • Create your own climate action for the #RoofOfTheWorld event in your community and share your event on social media.
  • Download our COP21 Climate Action for the Roof of the World poster
LEARN MORE
You can learn more about why climate action for the Tibetan Plateau is critical for the health and sustainability of the planet.

Read our news release: Central Tibetan Administration to World Leaders: Put Tibet at the Centre of Climate Change Talks ( download )

Check out Tibet and Climate Change: By the Numbers

Check out Climate Action for the Roof of the World materials:
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10-Point Call to Action
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Backgrounder
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Facts and Figures
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Questions and Answers
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is sounding the warning bell for the health of the planet. We need a groundswell of support for climate action for the Roof of the World as world leaders gather in Paris. Watch the message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama:

To watch the full video statement, click here
IN THE NEWS
News coverage of CTA’s Climate Action for Tibet campaign

Tibet’s plea: fix the roof of the world before it’s too late, op-ed – The Guardian

Make Tibet a key to any global climate change meeting: Senior official – Tibet Post International

Dalai Lama calls action on climate a ‘human responsibility’ – The Washington Post

Dalai Lama says strong action on climate change is a human responsibility – The Guardian

Dalai Lama says climate change destroying Tibet’s “roof of the world” – Daily Mail Online

Dalai Lama says climate change destroying Tibet’s roof of the world – Reuters

Climate Change: Dalai Lama Urges Action To Save Tibet, The World’s ‘Third Pole’ – International Business Times

Dalai Lama says climate change destroying Tibet’s “roof of the world” – The Times of India

Climate change: Tibet sees receding glaciers, shrinking permafrost – The Economic Times

Dalai Lama calls for protection of Tibet’s environment – Hindustan Times

Dalai Lama Says Combating Climate Change Is a Matter of Survival – India Real Time – Wall Street Journal

IMAGES OF TIBET'S ENVIRONMENT
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