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Bearing Witness: Human Footprint on the Himalaya

Online Seminar

06.12.2020 at 11:00 

Organizer: The Geopolitics and Ecology of Himalayan Water Initiative (a joint collaboration of NYU Abu Dhabi and the Rachel Carson Center)

Time: 11:00 AM (CET) / 02:00 PM (GST)

For decades Dawa Stephen Sherpa has borne witness to the transformation of the Himalayas by climate change, tourism, and development. Dawa has also ascended Mt. Everest three times as well as four other 8000m peaks and trekked 1555km, the entire length of the Nepal Himalaya, along the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT), in 99 days. Dawa is a globally recognized environmentalist and has been running the Eco Everest Expeditions since 2008. He speaks to Ruth Gamble, an environmental and cultural historian of Tibet and the Himalaya, about his activism and adventures.

To join the zoom event, please register in advance via this link.