Articles in the Amur River Category
Amur River, Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »
In August 2016 we draw Your attention to the leading "new clean energy" company Hanergy, which suffered a severe failure at HK Stock Exchange, and then proposed to Russian Ministry for Development of the Far East to revive an old plan for a giant dam to harness flow of the greatest untamed river of Asia. This attempted murder of the Amur River was halted by swift concerted action by environmental journalists, WWF-Russia, other RwB Coalition-members and allies, indigenous groups, local experts in academia and resource management agencies. Even Russian …
Amur Basin, Amur River, Angara River, Baikal Lake, Central Asia Basins, Featured, Kamchatka Peninsula, Selenga River »
At the end 2016 the news from our sub-continent, North Eurasia, news are bittersweet but quite hopeful:
1. Mongolia-Russia-China: Chinas agencies and Exim Bank in early April 2016 have frozen a loan and preparatory construction works for 315 MW Eg River Hydro in Lake Baikal Basin in Mongolia (IR dealt with that dam in 2006) after multiple addresses from NGOs, local citizens, World Heritage Committee, etc. China considers Mongolia as a future source of clean energy and so far this is focused on solar and wind , not hydropower.
2. Mongolia-Russia: …
Amur Basin, Amur River, Greening Silk Road »
We always wonder how to measure progress of cooperation under China’s One Belt-One Road Initiative. Many different matrices and indices are being suggested by various authors. But some straightforward questions also help:
Does project\program develop people-oriented economy in countries-partners?
Do two sides have capacity to communicate and cooperate on equal basis?
Do partners have a joint system to assess, monitor and avoid negative environmental effects?
We do not have one simple answer, but we already have one Monument to cooperation that is being done in a wrong way…
On Heilongjiang Province …
The topic for the book with such teasing title was selected due to outstanding flood that took place on transboundary Amur River in summer and autumn of 2013 and need to explore feasible options for integrated flood management jointly implemented by Russia and China.
Now, as in September 2016 the “Lionrock” typhoon again brought havoc to villages and towns of the Far East and helpless management agencies instead of concerted action started are again discussing “flood-prevention hydropower”, we should remove brackets in the book title: “Lessons Unlearned”. But our …
Argun River, Baikal Lake, Kherlen River, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Uldz River »
Sukhgerel Dugersuren (OT Watch and RwB Mongolia cooperated with the Front Line Defenders to prepare a chapter of the forthcoming nonfiction graphic novel about human rights defenders challenging extractive industries around the world. We republish it with kind permission of Sukhgerel.
Mongolia is a new star on the extractive industry’s stage. Being brand new means it does not have the necessary legal framework, norms and standards aimed at protecting the environment and the rights of local communities.
The World Bank leads a team of international financial institutions, namely the International Financial …