Tibet: Under threat from extreme climate change impacts
Home to the largest store of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic, Tibet is on the frontline of global climate change and under serious threat from China’s failed policies.
Like the Arctic, Tibet is experiencing profound climate change impacts. China’s hydro-damming and mineral extraction in Tibet, combined with climate change, threaten to destroy Tibet’s unique ecosystems, disrupting life for a billion people downstream and across Asia.
This website highlights the environmental issues affecting Tibet – a country of global geopolitical importance – prior to the important COP21 negotiations in Paris, November 2015.