Chinese policies increase risk of climate emergency for Tibetan nomads, UN panel says

China’s policies in Tibet have increased the vulnerability of Tibetan pastoralists to climate change, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in its latest report, “Climate Change and the Land,” released Aug. 8, 2019. While the Chinese government blames Tibetan nomads for the degradation of Tibet’s vast grasslands, the IPCC and experts around …

UNESCO fails its mission to protect unique landscape of Three Parallel Rivers in Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet statement on UNESCO’s draft decision on “Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan” The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is gravely concerned about the future of the UNESCO World Heritage-protected site the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is facing numerous threats due to extensive hydropower projects, mining activities that are opaquely reported and expanding …

ICT statement: US ambassador’s statements on Tibet must be followed by concrete action

The just-concluded visit to Tibet by US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is significant because it reaffirmed the United States’ three fundamental positions on Tibet (dialogue to resolve the conflict, religious freedom for the Tibetan people and access to Tibet), but it must be followed by concrete action, said ICT in a statement released today.