Event type: Lecture and Panel
Date: Monday 6 August 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue (next to Fisher library, either University Ave or City Rd Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some parking available at New Law Building carpark, Shepherd Street carpark, Broadway and some street parking, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.
As the earth’s ‘third pole’ and source of Asia’s major rivers, Tibet is an area of immense environmental and geostrategic importance.
For millennia, Tibet’s nomads flourished sustainably on the ‘roof of the world’. Today they are being forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. At the same time, the climate crisis is bringing dramatic changes to Tibet, with profound consequences both for Tibetans and the hundreds of millions of people who live downstream.
Tsechu Dolma is a Tibetan refugee, Columbia University graduate, and founder of the Mountain Resiliency Project – a social enterprise dedicated to building climate change resilient communities in Nepal through women’s empowerment in sustainable agribusiness. Her pioneering work led Tsechu to be recognised as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in social entrepreneurship.
Tsechu will explore how Tibet lies at the heart of many of the great development challenges of the 21st century. We will hear about how climate change is impacting Tibet, and how this affects the fresh water supply and food security of a staggering proportion of the world’s population.
This talk promises to offer a unique insight into climate change, inclusive development, and the role of frontline communities in driving solutions.
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