[kehitysmaaliike-l] Tibetan President in Finland on Fri 12 Oct: Tibet as the Water Reservoir of Asia

Timo Kuronen timo.kuronen at siemenpuu.org
Ti Marras 9 10:39:07 EEST 2018

Welcome to the discussion event

  Tibet as the Water Reservoir of Asia

*Date:* Fri 12 Oct 2018 at 16:00-18:00*
Venue:* Lintulahdenkatu 10, 1st floor, Helsinki

President of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dr.*Lobsang Sangay* 
will deliver a lecture: "Tibet as the Water Reservoir of Asia: Culture, 
Environment and Policies"

Comments by Professor *Barry Gills*, University of Helsinki


Tibet is the source of several of Asia’s great rivers, including the 
Yellow, Yangtze, Brahmaputra, Indus, and Ganges. The plateau, which has 
an average elevation of 4000 metres and is widely considered the world’s 
third pole due its vast glaciers and freshwater resources, plays a 
crucial role in regulating regional climate. Resource exploitation and 
the building of dams has accelerated in Tibet since 2006, when China 
finished construction of the Golmud-Lhasa railroad.

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the democratically elected head of the 
Tibetan people and the political successor to His Holiness the Dalai 
Lama, who has withdrawn from politics since 2011. This is Dr. Sangay's 
first visit to Finland.

Organisers: Finnish Tibet Committee ry <https://tiibet.webnode.fi/> and 
Siemenpuu Foundation <https://www.siemenpuu.org/>

See updates at the Facebook event 

Live streaming at Tibet Committee's facebook page 

Mr. *Timo Kuronen*
Communications and Programme Coordinator

Lintulahdenkatu 10, 00500 Helsinki, Finland
timo.kuronen at siemenpuu.org
tel: +358 50 569 1642

Tue etelän järjestöjen omia ympäristöhankkeita! www.siemenpuu.org/lahjoita
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