2nd APGN Congress adopted resolution on Tibetan waters

Dharamshala: The second Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Network was held in Taipei from 30th April - 2nd May 2010.

The current APGN members as approved by the panel consist of full members (Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, India and Philippines), Associate members (Nepal, French Polynesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka) and friends of APGN (PNG, Chinese Expatriates, Hong Kong, Indonesia). 

The panel members adopted in total 16 resolutions on the third day of the congress, concerning various issues on Right to Mother Earth, Depleted Uranium Weapons, Death Penalty, etc.  One of the 16 adopted resolutions was on 'Himalayan region and Tibetan water issues' which was proposed by Mr. Suresh Nautiyal of the Green party, India and Mr. Tenzin Norbu, executive head at the Environment Desk, Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala.

Following is an excerpt of the resolution:

"Himalayan region and Tibetan water issues: India + Tibet (Suresh and Tenzin Norbu)"

Background:

The Himalayan Region including the Tibetan Plateau is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. The principle of “fair share” should apply to waters originating in the Himalayan region including Tibetan Plateau. In recognition that the current trend towards damming these rivers has a severe detrimental effect on other Asian nations, development should involve collaboration with all downstream nations and seek to preserve biodiversity. 

APGN calls on:

  1. Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, authorities in occupied Tibet and other Himalayan states to evolve a collective and comprehensive policy to protect its ecosystems, people, plants and animals. 
  2. The People’s Republic of China to ratify treaties related to international water sharing issues.

See all Resolutions adopted by the 2nd APGN Congress at https://www.asiapacificgreens.org/apgf-congress-outcomes

This article is a report made on The Official Website of the Central Tibetan Administration, link to the original here.

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