In his interview with Tibet TV’s Tenzin Chimey, Gabriel Lafitte explains how Tibet plays a significant role in China’s quest for dominance over mineral resources and the ways China’s recent intensified extraction in Tibet pose threat to Tibet’s ecology and consequently the lives of people in the downstream.
Gabriel Lafitte is a leading environmental expert on Tibet. He is also the Editor of www.rukor.org. Gabriel Lafitte has spent years living with Tibetans, in exile and in Tibet. Based in Australia, Lafitte researches the impacts of Chinese policies on the Tibetan Plateau, and regularly trains young Tibetan professional environmentalists and advocates. Decades of immersion in Tibetan culture, and a dozen6 journeys around China, have given him an insider/outsider perspective on two great civilizations in conflict. He is an experienced public policy adviser with expertise in development, biodiversity and resource management policy. Lafitte has authored numerous reports, submissions and a 2006 book on the Dalai Lama’s teachings Happiness in a Material World.
Watch here Gabriel Lafitte’s full interview with Tibet TV’s Tenzin Chimey:
Central Tibetan Administration: www.tibet.net
Tibet TV: www.tibetonline.tv