The Tibetan Youth Congress based in Dharamsala, North India organized a symposium titled, "Tibet's Environment Asia's Security" at the India International Center in New Delhi on June 4, 2017.
The main speaker at the symposium was the former minister of Indian government Shri Manishankar Iyer, who expressed concerns regarding the United States' recent decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord under the administration of President Donald Trump. "This has made China the greatest supporter of climate change accord. However, China is destroying Tibet's environment at the same time. This has become a serious matter of concern for all of us," said Mr. Iyer.
Professor Maharaj Pandit of Delhi University; Mr. Tempa Gyaltsen of Tibetan Policy Research Center in Dharamsala; and Ms. Lobsang Yangtso, PhD research scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University were among the other speakers.