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Panel discussion on Tibet-Third Pole held in Switzerland

September 30, 2010

Report filed by Yeshi Ngingthatshang (GSTF)
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
September 28, 2010

Zurich -- The Swiss-Tibetan Friendship
Organisation (GSTF) organised a panel discussion
on the "impact of climate change on Tibet and its
consequences" at Volkshaus Zurich, Swizerland, on 25 September.

The two-hour event started with an address of
welcome given by Dr Tashe Thaktsang, president of GSTF.

Mr Tenzin Nobu, Head of the Environment and
Development Desk of the Central Tibetan
Administration in Dharamsala, who was one of
panelist gave a slide show presentation during his introductory address.

The other panelists were Mr Axel Michaelowa
(Ph.D) who has worked on international climate
policy instruments and the UNFCCC process since
1994 and is leading a research group on climate
policy at the University of Zurich’s Institute of
Political Science and Mr. Tensing Gammeter, who
graduated in physical geography at the University
of Berne and is currently working for a
small-scale enterprise which is operating in the
field of environment and landscape architecture.

The panel discussion was moderated by Dr Uwe
Meya, founding member of the Tibet-Initiative
Deutschland, a German Tibet Support Group and was its president from 1991-1992.

The impact of the climate change on Tibet and its
consequences were outlined and constructively
discussed by the experts. The audience,
consisting of around 45 persons, posed questions
to the participants of the panel discussion.
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