DHARAMSALA, 29 Sept: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) Penpa Tsering today launched a book on Tibet’s Environment titled “Tibetan Perspective on Tibet’s Environment”, commencing the CTA’s “COP26- Climate Action for Tibet’ campaign ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 UN Climate Summit to be held in Glasgow over 31 October to 12 November 2021.
Briefing about the publication of the book, Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen, the Interim Deputy Director of the TPI said, “In 2018, we compiled His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speeches on the environment.”
“While doing so, realised that it would be of great use if we could compile articles and reports on Tibet’s environment.”
A year later the TPI started compiling and proofreading the articles and reports on Tibet’s environment and published the book, ”Tibetan Perspective on Tibet’s Environment”, a compilation of reports, papers and articles prepared by the Environment & Development Desk of the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), a research centre of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) from 2010-2010.
“The Perspective of Tibetans on Tibet’s Environment will ensure that the world will know the real and clear perspective of the Tibetans on Tibet’s environment,” Sikyong Penpa Tsering said after launching the book.
President Tsering further added: “It is important that Tibetans should read the book, this book is not just for the researchers and activists.”
The CTA President also launched TPI’s first issue of its annual review- ‘Tibet 2020: A Year in Review’ at the event and he said that “this book will lay bare the China’s policy” and further encouraged and called for the continuation of publishing the annual review.
The TPI maintains that its maiden issue of the annual review for the year 2020 “is a comprehensive report discussing some of the most pressing issues in Tibet, detailing the significant events that took place in Tibet throughout the year 2020. The purpose is to not only highlight events and issues but more importantly to provide information and perspective for the benefit of making future policies.”