Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha is currently the Head of the Environment & Development Desk of the Tibet Policy Institute, a Think Tank of the Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala, India. He is a research fellow with general focus on the current environmental situation in Tibet and a special focus on the socio-environmental impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.

Tempa fled to India after completing Primary School in Tibet. Once in India, he studied at the Rex Higher Secondary School and the Kodaikanal International School in South India. Completed Bachelor in Tibetan History from Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies. He has been researching on Tibet’s Environmental issues since 2011. He is a member of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS), the Association for Nepal Himalayan Studies (ANHS) and the Young Tibetan Research Scholars (YTRS).