Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen is a research fellow at Tibet Policy Institute, a think tank based in Dharamsala. Tempa heads the Environment and Development Desk of The Tibet Policy Institute and focuses on the current environmental situation on the Tibetan Plateau.
Tempa finished his high school from Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu. He joined College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah to study and enrich his understanding of Tibetan History where he attained a Bachelor’s degree.
His research interests cover the impact of global climate change on the Tibetan Plateau. He also has great interest in Tibet and world History.
He represented Tibet at numerous United Nations climate change conferences to highlight the global significance of the Tibetan Plateau, the social environmental impact of climate change on the fragile plateau and current environmental situation in Tibet. He has been invited to conferences, seminars, panel discussions and roundtable as an expert speaker to on environment, climate and water issues in Tibet.
He is also a member of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) and the Association for Nepal Himalayan Studies (ANHS). Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen feels strongly about the need for younger generation of Tibetans to be aware and concerned about the current ecological situation in Tibet.
“I will continue to make effort in understanding the social environmental issues of climate change and environmental damages in Tibet. The understanding that I would gain from my research will enable me to make some contribution to the protection of Tibet’s fragile environment” said Tempa Gyaltsen.