MP Ambassador His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang

His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang was appointed a Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador in May 2015. Based in Ladakh, India, he is known for his commitment to the environment, education, historical research and cultural preservation as well as his pragmatic approach to sustainable development projects. He has also traveled and taught abroad, visiting many research centres and universities.

In accepting this appointment, His Holiness pledged to be not only a goodwill ambassador of the mountain region where he was born and now lives, but also to give voice to the common issues and challenges faced by mountain communities around the world. 

About His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang 

His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang is the 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and 7th reincarnation of the Chetsang Rinpoche and is a manifestation of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara). He leads many innovative sustainable development projects in the remote Hindu Kush Himalayan communities of India (Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh), Bhutan and Nepal; among these projects, his Go Green & Go Organic initiative that promotes sustainable forest and agricultural practices in remote mountain areas and his Ice Stupa/Artificial Glacier project are especially worth highlighting. 

He is a member of The Faiths for Earth Campaign which brings together faith leaders (Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Shinto, Sikh, Taoist and Zoroastrian) from around the world to call on heads of states to respond urgently to the threats of climate change by ensuring transition to renewable energy by 2050.

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