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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox assessed how Mongolia is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. Knox has stayed in Mongolia since 19 Sep 2017 and met with ministries, lawyers, parliament members and representatives of international and regional organizations. On September 27 he presented his preliminary observations.

Knox, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights obligations related to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, called for Mongolia to develop progressive initiatives to eliminate harmful effects of …

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[5 Sep 2017 | Topics: ]

 

On August 29, 2017 the  Board of Directors approved Report on “corporate social responcibility” and sustainable development of RusHydro for 2016. RusHydro claims that the Report underwent public hearings, but, likely, similar to the 2015 these were again  public hearings by invitation only and draft Report was not released for comments by the public. Last year our colleagues informed RusHydro that such consultations are inconsistent with best international practice. Meanwhile RusHydro claims that the report was prepared in compliance with GRI standards G4 and accommodates recommendation from stakeholders received …

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[2 Sep 2017 | Topics: ]

WE are celebrating 10-years of the project “Conservation of Threatened and Migratory Birds in the Erguna (Argun)-Midflow Transboundary Wetland, China/Russia” supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) in 2007.  This project, invented by Australian conservationist Daniel Hanisch as follow-up to his lonely guardianship  of Erguna Wetlands Nature Reserve  in Hulunbuir,  spurred development of the “Save the Argun!” – the ancestor of this RwB’s web-site and started many long-lasting partnerships. See below an article written by Claire Salisbury, CLP to celebrate World Heritage site listing.
Over a decade of research, …

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A river worshiping ceremony in Mawlamyine, on the Salween delta in Mon State. Source: International Rivers @ Flickr
To:
Li Hejun, President, Hanergy Holdings Co.
Hanergy Holdings Co. Board of Directors,
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)
Re: Hanergy Hydropower Projects
Dear Mr.Li and Hanergy Board Members:
Dear SFC Members:
We are writing this letter to urge the Hanergy Holdings Co. and its subsidiaries to adhere to the highest standards of environmental and social sustainability and to terminate their engagement in dangerous hydropower projects threatening ecosystems and local communities along the two last …

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Environmental Paper Network and 7 other organizations on May 10 have sent a letter expressing our concerns to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and other interested parties who need to be aware of the risks of investment in the Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill Project in Zabaikalsky Province of Russia. The Amazar Project and Pokrovka-Loguhe Border Crossing are being marketed by china’s Heilongjiang Province as a crucial part of China-Russia-Mongolia Economic Corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative.
EPN is not the first party to raise such concerns. The Russian Presidential Council …

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A proposal to divert Siberian lake water to China’s arid northwest meets with opposition, writes Eugene Simonov for the China Dialogue

Lake Baikal in Russia holds 20% of the earth’s freshwater supplies and harbours at least 2,500 species, most of them found nowhere else (Image: Eugene Simonov)
 
Prologue
If not to consider seriously Baikal-China Sky Way String Transport proposed by Belorussian entrepreneur Yunitsky, there are only three imaginable forms for Lake Baikal water exports: in bottles\plastic containers, in cisterns by rail and by a specially built pipeline. Dr. Sherstyankin of Irkutsk Limnology in …