Two Ways: The Comprehensive Views on Protection Strategies to Tibetan Plateau

Tibetan Plateau environmental protection top-down bottom-up


  • Weizhe Li International Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo 315100, China
15 March 2023


The meaning of research about the protection of the Tibetan Plateau does not only include the ecological aspect but also involves the economic benefits. In order to achieve the integration of ecology and economy, it seems to be necessary to search the diverse and useful protection methods. Currently, there are two main kinds of protection strategies for the Tibetan Plateau: top-down protection with the government as the main actor and bottom-up protection with the society as the main actor. This paper is from the perspective of policymakers and attempts to analyse the practical value and actual problems of the two methods through a comprehensive view; that is mainly about capability, deviation, adaptability, economy, and even the influence in international aspects.