Report Says China Dumping Toxic and Regular Waste In Tibet

Published on: 18 June 2022
by KnowESG

The Chinese government is taking advantage of Tibet by dumping poisonous garbage into the Himalayan region, thereby damaging its ecosystem. According to Tibet Press, Beijing regards Tibet as a trash deposit zone rather than a "safe haven," thus depriving controlled Tibetan territory of sustainable waste treatment procedures. China also does not allocate appropriate resources to protect the country's significant and unique biome in the Himalayan foothills.

Moreover, the carbon footprint of China's industrial activity, mining for lithium, and mining nuclear materials has had a significant impact on the region's monsoon cycle.

As a result, extensive industrial mining in Tibet's occupied areas has depleted the country's natural resources, leaving the terrain barren and uninhabitable.

Furthermore, China has consistently ignored the Montreal Protocol, which prohibits Beijing from using hydrocarbons.

Beijing's land and resource policies in Tibet have mostly harmed the people and the environment. Detrimental waste dumping has destroyed and deteriorated Beijing's ecosystem, threatening marine and offshore life.

The neglect of Tibet's ecosystem prompted foreign Tibetan groups to protest against China during the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021.

Despite widespread criticism over the inadequate reaction to climate change, China appears unconcerned about the Tibetan ecosystem, culture, and/or historic values.

Beijing has frequently refused to recognise the seriousness of its anti-climate measures. The Tibet White Paper headed 'Tibet since 1951: Liberation, Development, and Prosperity from Beijing,' ignored concerns about the level of natural resource devastation in Tibet.

Neglecting the fundamental concerns, the paper emphasised the necessity for infrastructure development, thus presenting the Chinese President Xi Jinping-led administration in a favourable light for trying to take environmentally beneficial initiatives in Tibet.

Source: Republic World

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