Green Himalayas: Project to help Ladakh fight warming
New Delhi: Days after the UN IPCC’s alarming report on vulnerability of the entire Hindu Kush region due to climate change, a group of NGOs — backed by head of the Drikung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism Chetsang Rinpoche, corporate houses and local communities — on Sunday launched an ambitious project to make Ladakh ready to face the challenge of global warming through multiple adaptation measures.
Launched in presence of Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the project, called Green Himalayas, is aimed at rejuvenating fragile ecosystems by creating a green cover in the Himalayan foothills and create a model site at Phobrang in Ladakh.
The site, covering 250 acres, will be developed in a sustainable manner which can open economic avenues for youth, women and larger community. It will be based on the concept of creating a selfsustaining ecosystem where energy demand will be met by renewable sources.