11 Nov 2020

Dalai Lama says Buddha would be Green

Buddha would be Green, according to the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan spiritual leader has retired from politics but is campaigning on climate change, calling on governments and individuals to take action.

He’s released a book called Our Only Home, in which he blends the case for renewable energy and vegetarianism with Buddhist thinking on compassion and altruism.

In an exclusive TV interview, he spoke to Channel 4 News from his home in exile in the Indian city of Dharamshala. We asked him why the case for action is now so urgent.