Dhital, Narayan

Promoting renewable energy in Tibet

The Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (QNNP) was established in 1989 and covers 34,480 square kilometres that is home to 90,000 ethnic Tibetans. The conservation programme (QPC) was designed to conserve the Mount Everest ecosystem, improve the livelihoods of the people in and around the reserve and conserve cultural heritage. This paper looks at how QPC supports village level projects that are participatory, conservation friendly and which improve the livelihoods of local people.