Protect the planet, our only home, says the Dalai Lama : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Dharamsala, April 22

Delivering a message on the occasion of World Earth Day on Friday, the Dalai Lama said the threat of climate change was not limited by national borders but concerned us all. “We have to protect nature and the planet, which is our only home,” he said.

Earlier in the morning, the Dalai Lama granted a special audience to climate activists at his residence. Activists are here for a three-day dialogue on climate action titled ‘Dialogue for Our Future: A Call for Climate Action’ in commemoration of Earth Day.

The conclave is co-organized by the Tibet Policy Institute, EURAC Research, Czechs Support Tibet and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT).

The Dalai Lama said: “Our world is highly interdependent. New challenges, as well as our participation in the global economy, require us to consider all of humanity. We must put the global interest first. We need to take urgent action to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and embrace renewable energy sources such as those that rely on wind and the power of the sun.

He urged people to pay attention to deforestation and protect the environment.

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