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Central Asia Basins, Greening Silk Road »

[24 Nov 2020 | Topics: ]

Since the announcement of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, China has overtaken Russia to become the largest investor in Central Asian economies, attracted by the region’s mineral deposits and hydrocarbons, economic opportunities for Chinese products and the desire to ensure stability and security in its western Xinjiang region. Reflecting these motivations, Chinese investment has mainly been in infrastructure and extractive industries, which has brought an array of negative environmental impacts and social tensions to the region.It is …

Solidarity, World Heritage Convention »

[9 Nov 2020 | Topics: ]

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres accused these peaceful people of “eco-terrorism” (Eugene Simonov of RwB and Harry Burkitt of Colong Foundation touring Warragamba Dam )

Last Friday the RwB Coordinator Eugene Simonov was awake till 5 a.m. in Moscow taking part in dam investigation hearings half a world apart . Together with Mr.Sai Khur Hseng,  the Coordinator of Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization in Myanmar, he was standing witness to present evidence submitted by 20 environmental and indigenous NGOs around the world regarding the …

Featured, Gobi Groundwater Basins, Greening Silk Road, Kherlen River, Paris vaut une barrage(?), Selenga River, Solidarity »

[1 Nov 2020 | Topics: ]

Vulnerable Kherlen River the victim of water diversion plans

Before 2000 there were no mines in
South Gobi apart from the state-run Tavan Tolgoi coal mine. But over the past
two decades, foreign investment has flooded in, with companies now operating 12
large mines, including Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi, one of the world’s biggest
copper and gold mines. Driven by the mining industry’s growing demands, the
government estimates that the region’s groundwater will run dry within a few
years.

Much of Mongolia’s water is in the
north, and the government now plans to pipe this water to the arid …