International parliamentarians call for debate on Tibetan environment at COP15

An international group of parliamentarians has written an open letter calling for discussion of the Tibetan environment at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, also known as COP15. Tibet, the world’s largest and highest plateau, is the ‘world’s third pole’ because it contains the biggest ice fields outside of the Arctic and Antarctic. …

Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region

In June 2009, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies convened a high-level roundtable on Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region. This roundtable brought together water, environmental and security experts from Asia and Europe in the presence of the Dalai Lama. The report “Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and …

China steps up resettlement of Tibetan herders

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government will move more than 52,000 Tibetan herders and farmers into permanent housing this year, state media said on Thursday, a practice rights groups say has been marked by abuses.   “The project to improve their living conditions began in 2006, when the regional government set a target of building …