TIBETAN ENVIRONMENT

The Tibetan plateau
There is a global climate crisis, and Tibet is on one of the front lines. Including the narrative of Tibet’s ecological condition in the global climate, the discussion is essential.
The Tibetan plateau needs to be protected, not just for the Tibetan people, Tibet’s wildlife, and ecosystems, but for the water security of 1.5 billion people downstream.
CHINA'S GOVERNMENT WILL FORCE MORE THAN 100,000 TIBETANS OUT OF THEIR HOMES.
The Chinese government is planning to forcibly relocate more than one hundred thousand Tibetans from their homes on the Tibetan Plateau in the coming years. According to Chinese-state propaganda, the process will start with 17,555 Tibetans being removed from their homes in Nagqu City, an area of more than 1,000 towns and villages in the northeastern part of Tibet in the next month.
Farmers and nomads have made a sustainable way of life high on the Tibetan plateau for many centuries, and those being relocated are often not given an opportunity to stay or even given full information about what will happen to them as they are forced into a completely alien way of life.
The Chinese government also says that the relocations are taking place to protect the environment, despite there being little scientific evidence that the relocations will have any positive environmental impact.
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Pollution in Tibet

Mining kills Tibetan glaciers and poisons Tibet’s rivers, polluting the waters of Tibet's major rivers, which become the water supplies for hundreds of millions of people in India and Southeast Asia downstream.

Tibetan villagers, and monastics in Qinghai being forced to relocate for a hydropower project
Tibetans in a village and a monastery in Tsolho, Qinghai Province are being forced from their homes by the Chinese authorities for the purpose of building a hydropower station there.
It was also not clear how many people are affected by the move and how large the project is. However, the monastery, known as Atsok Gon Dechen Choekhor Ling Monastery, is said to be home to 157 monks authorized by the Chinese government.
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Michael Buckley, the author of Meltdown in Tibet, who had a Q & A session on Chinese Dams and Mining in Tibet.

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International Disappearance Day

On 30th August 2022

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Central Tibetan Women’s Association promoted awareness at McLeod Square through communication and information on the 27 years disappearance of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama and His Holiness’s Family abducted by the Chinese authorities. In addition, each member videotaped spoke prior in demand to free the Panchen Lama from the Republic of China while seeking support and global attention.

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2 Days Conference: The Dalai Lama Institution

On 26th August 2022

Central Tibetan Women Association’s Environmental Officer and Research & Media Officer attended a two days Conference on ‘the Relevance and Significance of the Dalai Lama Institution’ organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress and Funded by the Tibet Fund. Several renowned NGOs based in Dharamshala attended the conference as well. We would like to express our gratitude for the invitation and look forward to more intellectual events, and participation resembling this event.

14th Working Committee Meeting 2022

Preparation

22nd- 30th July 2022

The preparation of the 14th Working Committee Meeting by the Central TWA Executives in Ladakh.

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Opening Ceremony
On 1st August 2022
The 14th Working Committee Meeting was officially opened in the large conference hall of the Ladakh Sonamling’s cooperative society hall; numerous participants were present – Executives from 28 different Regional Chapters of TWA along with other Higher Authorities – and the proceedings were blessed by Kyabze Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche accompanied as our Chief Guest.
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Official Conference

On the next 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days of the 14th Working Committee Meeting, Central TWA and each Respective Regional chapter reported their audit and annual activities.

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Closing Ceremony

On the last day of the 14th Working Committee Meeting, TWA wrapped the event at a closing ceremony with higher officials and the media. The atmosphere led with cheerfulness and celebration at the moment. We appreciate each Regional Chapter for their tireless determination and contribution towards Tibetan society, leading to a better and more secure future for our coming generations. We request each one of you to continue the drive and strength to the fullest extent.

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Trainings On Umaylam

On 16th-18th August 2022
Department of Information and International Relations (CTA) organized 3 days workshop on Training for Trainers on Umaylam attended by Central TWA Environmental and Project Officer along with other major NGOs based in Dharamshala. We appreciate and value the opportunity and would anticipate further activities.
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The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) was originally founded on March 12, 1959 in Tibet. On this day – known as Women’s Uprising Day – thousands of Tibetan women in Lhasa gathered together to protest against the illegal occupation of Tibet by Communist China.