Two major Tibet events:

Meltdown: The Impact of Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau (with live video webcast) at the Asia Society in New York.

January 16th 8am – 6pm
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Most of Asia’s major rivers find their source on the Tibetan plateau. However as the global temperature rises, Tibet’s glaciers are melting and grassland permafrost is thawing at an alarming rate.


Trace Foundation, and the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University jointly invite you to attend:

The Tibetan Plateau: Environment at Risk

Saturday, January 17, 10 am–12.30 pm
at Trace Foundation’s Latse Library
132 Perry St, Suite 2B  (between Greenwich St. and Washington St.)
New York, New York

A panel discussion with:
Julia Klein, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland & Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University;
Daniel Miller, US Agency for International Development, New Delhi, India;
Katherine Morton, Department of International Relations, Australian National University;
Yonten Nyima, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder;
Emily Yeh, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Yabshi Pan Rinzin Wangmo, daughter of the late 10th Panchen Lama and Chairman of the Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association, a local NGO in Jyeku (Yushu).
Isabel Hilton, Founder and Director of, the bilingual China environment website.
Robert Barnett, Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University.

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