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PANEL DISCUSSION – TIBET, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR COMMON FUTURE

TIBET, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR COMMON FUTURE
11.30am – 1.00pm Saturday 23th April (Turbine Platform) FREE

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Tibet is an area of unparalleled environmental significance. It is the source of rivers upon which hundreds of millions across Asia depend. The mighty Tibetan Plateau – the roof of the world – has a profound influence on the global climate.
Today, despite having contributed almost nothing to the causes of climate change, Tibetans are seeing their world change before their eyes: their pastures drying up, the snow disappearing, the weather becoming more extreme and unpredictable. What’s more, this meltdown in Tibet holds grave consequences for the wider region and for the world at large.
The Paris climate agreement calls for climate solutions to uphold human rights and harness traditional knowledge. No one understands the roof of the world better than the Tibetans. It’s time to place Tibet at the centre of our discussions about climate change, and to see Tibetans as part of the solution. Our own future may depend on it.

This panel will hear perspectives from Tibetans, scientists, indigenous Australians and politicians on climate justice, the Tibetan environment, indigenous knowledge, and how we can all help create a more just and sustainable future.

Join us at our panel discussion about creating a just and sustainable future for all.
Panellists:
1. Tsering Dorje, Tibetan activist and former political prisoner
2. Michael Buckley, Canadian writer and filmmaker and author of Meltdown in Tibet
3. Larissa Baldwin, Aboriginal Australian climate activist, Seed national coordinator and AYCC Queensland campaigner
Moderated by Dr Simon Bradshaw, director of Australia Tibet Council and campaigner on climate change and human rights
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