Hear from two inspiring speakers on why Tibet matters to the world.
Tibet is a land of immense environmental importance. Climate change and China's destructive policies are bringing dramatic changes to Tibet, with profound consequences both for Tibetans and the millions of people who depend on the water that originates from the Roof of the World.
If we are concerned about climate change, inequality, water security, we need to pay closer attention to Tibet. Equally importantly, we need to understand that the solution lies in giving power back to the Tibetans, the traditional stewards of the land.
Tsechu Dolma is a 25-year-old environmentalist. Born to Tibetan refugee parents in Nepal, Tsechu Dolma moved to the US as a young girl. On her first trip back to Nepal as a teenager, she saw the effects of climate change in the mountainous region of Mustang, bordering Tibet. She has since founded the Mountain Resiliency Project, a social enterprise building climate change resilient communities through women’s empowerment in sustainable agro-business.
A graduate from Columbia University, Tsechu was recognised as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship, Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow and Brower Youth Award winner.
As a former Leader of the Greens, Bob Brown had taken a courageous stand on issues across the national and international spectrum, including self-determination for the people of Tibet, during his long and distinguished career in Australian politics. He retired from the Senate in 2012 and continues to champion for the environment through his work at the Bob Brown Foundation.
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