Australia Tibet Council

Enabling everyone in Australia to be part of change in Tibet

Campaign update: Tibet - An Environmental Challenge

Thursday, 22 October 2015

This week the Dalai Lama sent a clear message to the international community on the need to act on climate change. Calling it a "problem which human beings created," His Holiness said:

“If our world, due to global warming, cannot live, then there is no other planet where we may move or shift…. This blue planet is our only home and Tibet is its roof, the Tibetan plateau needs to be protected, not just for Tibetans but for the health and sustainability of the entire world.”


We thank His Holiness for speaking out on this critical issue and for always sharing your wisdom with such clarity.

Ten days ago, we successfully launched our new report Tibet - An Environmental Challenge to place the Tibetan plateau at the heart of the great many challenges of today’s world from climate change to food and water security.

Politicians and the wider community have welcomed the publication of our timely report. This week, the issue of the Tibetan environment was raised in the Australian Parliament. Acknowledging our report, Melissa Parke MP said if the international community is interested in acting on climate change, then it is in every country’s interest to see a peaceful resolution of the Tibetan situation.

The 2015 UN Climate Conference, taking place in Paris from 30 November to 12 December, is an important opportunity to talk about the global importance of the Tibetan environment. We are excited to let you know that the International Tibet Network will share our report with the global audience attending the upcoming conference in Paris.

We are equally thrilled by the launch of the Tibet Climate Action by the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala few days ago. Through this campaign, the Tibetan leadership is calling on world leaders gathering in Paris to make Tibetan environment a key part of the the global climate change discussions.

There are three ways to join our campaign on Tibetan environment:

  1. Share our report, Tibet - An Environmental Challenge, with your friends and networks

  2. We are putting together a Tibet team at the Global Climate March, taking place in various cities and towns in Australia and around the world, on 29 November to coincide with the UN Climate Conference. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to join our team.

  3. Make a donation to fund our campaign. We are making plans to take our campaign to the next level. Your donation will help shape the scope of our campaign.