"Hi, WB President Jim Kim, STOP DAMS, for we do not have other planet to be resettled to!"

Despite overwhelming evidence, that large dams are no solution to energy and climate and damage severely our environment, the WB top official stubbornly support suicidal course his institution is taking. He bluntly ignores the fact that by supporting large dams everywhere from Mongolia to Africa his institution is destroying most precious and scarce freshwater ecosystems that serve millions of people. Last evidence of this shortsighted position came from New York:     On April 6, World Bank President Jim Kim addressed the Union Theological Seminary in New York on “The Principle of ...

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Despite overwhelming evidence, that large dams are no solution to energy and climate and damage severely our environment, the WB top official stubbornly support suicidal course his institution is taking. He bluntly ignores the fact that by supporting large dams everywhere from Mongolia to Africa his institution is destroying most precious and scarce freshwater ecosystems that serve millions of people. Last evidence of this shortsighted position came from New York:

 
 
On April 6, World Bank President Jim Kim addressed the Union Theological Seminary in New York on “The Principle of …

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The Minister of natural resources of remote Buryatia Republic Mr. Yury Safyanov came to Moscow to seek response to extreme concerns voiced by local villagers living on Baikal lakeshore about Chinese dam building in upstream Mongolia.
People of Buryat villages gathered 60days ago in Kabansk and requested from WB, Mongolian and Chinese agencies not to approve and fund construction of any of three large dams planned in Baikal Lake Basin. They argue that dams may severely threaten biodiversity of unique  World Heritage Site and livelihoods of local people. Two dams …

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New bank plans to fund hydropower  without  public discussion on social and environmental protections
As government ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gather in Washington, DC for the third board of governors meeting of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) April 13 and 14, civil society groups in BRICS countries appealed to their governments and NDB management to operate transparently and to work with civil society to develop adequate social and environmental standards.
In an April 4th letter to Bank officials, the groups stressed concern that the Bank is …

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RwB’s International Coordinator Eugene Simonov on March 5 took part  in the 2016 Annual Meeting of Heilongjiang Provincial Association for Northeast Asian Studies/  in Harbin City. Environmental Section of the Meeting gathered  members of the Amur-Okhotsk Consortium from Japan, Mongolia, China and Russia. Dr. Simonov summarized  most important environmental precautions that should be taken in conjunction with the Chinese New Silk Road Initiative.  Below we publish his short report titled “Some Environmental Issues on the Silk Road”
I) Ecological Civilization and the Silk Road
In 2015 by issuing the "Integrated Reform Plan …

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To: Dr.Chen Jining, Minister of Environmental Protection of China;
CC: Mr. Gao Hucheng, China Ministry of Commerce;
Mr. Liu Liange CEO, China EXIM Bank;
Mr.Chen Xiaohua, CEO, Gezhouba International Co.
Dear Dr. Chen:
We are addressing You as participants of public hearings on ESIA for "Shuren HPP" Project taking into account other hydropower projects planned in Selenge the River Basin. The hearings were undertaken on the initiative of local citizens in Kabansk administrative districts of Buryatia Republic (Russian Federation) where planned hydropower projects may have negative impact on environment and socio-economic …

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