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 …

Human Rights in China: Report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Human Rights in China (www.hrichina.org) submitted a parallel NGO report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which identified serious challenges faced by China’s rural ethnic groups, including Tibetans. Specifically, HRIC urges the Committee to press China to: Provide meaningful statistics to shed light on arrests, detention, and sentencing related to …