London: As part of its campaign in the run-up to UN COP26 in Glasgow, the Office of Tibet, London is organising a two-day Environment conference on “The Tibetan Plateau, Addressing the Third Pole Climate Crisis” at Royal Geographical Society, London on 25 – 26 June.
The panel discussions will be broadcast live via the Office of Tibet London Facebook page from 10:45 am BST.
The speakers are:
- Keynote address by Honourable Sikyong Penpa Tsering – President, Central Tibetan Administration, India
- Dr Martin Mills – Director of Scottish Centre for Himalaya Research, Aberdeen University, Scotland. He works for the Scottish Parliament as Secretary of the Cross-Party Group on Tibet and is Director of the Scottish Centre for Himalayan Research at Aberdeen. He is the author of Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism (Routledge, 2003) and numerous research article on Tibetan religion, culture and history.
- Tenzin Choekyi – Senior Researcher at Tibet Watch where she monitors and researches human rights and policy changes inside Tibet. She has previously worked as Advocacy Associate for International Campaigns for Tibet and holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Policy.
- Dr Lobsang Yangtso – Researcher, International Tibet Network. She joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University for M.Phil in Chinese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies and completed her PhD and her thesis titled “China’s Environmental Security Policies in Tibet: Implications to India, 2001-2013” from the same department. Currently, she works as a Research and Campaign Assistant to International Tibet Network.
- Isabel Hilton – Founder and Editor of Chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit organization based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. She has reported from China, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has written and presented several documentaries for BBC radio and television.
- Kerry McCarthy – Labour MP for Bristol East, England. She is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tibet in the UK.
- Thinlay Chukki – Special Appointee for Human Rights at The Tibet Bureau, Geneva. Earlier to this, she worked as a researcher at UN-EU and Human Rights Desk, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamshala in India. She has also served as a translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on several occasions.
– Filed by Office of Tibet, London