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[30 Jul 2021 | Topics: ]

Dams threatening Lake Baikal and five other iconic areas are featured in a new report by Friends of the Earth US “World Heritage Forever? How Banks Can Protect the World’s Most Iconic Cultural and Natural Sites”.

Baikal Seal

The report is examining how the international banking sector lacks strong policies and practices to protect World Heritage and other internationally recognized sites. Drawing on six case studies, the report calls on financial institutions to adopt the Banks and Biodiversity No Go policy, which …

Central Asia Basins, Greening Silk Road »

[24 May 2021 | Topics: ]

Living Asia Portal published a story about a conference featuring the report
made by the RwB International Coordinator.

“Meken” – Kyrgyz nationalist movie about “Belt and Road Initiative” project

The Ecological Civilization Policy was issued
as an official
document by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC)
and the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on September 21,
2015[1].
Since then it was transformed into the signature policy of Chinese supreme leadership.
The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, during his speech at a plenary session
of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum said: …

Aral Sea, Central Asia Basins, Greening Silk Road »

[2 May 2021 | ]

A year passed since May 1, 2020, when on the territory of Sirdaryo region of Uzbekistan, a breakthrough of the reservoir dam occurred, causing a flood. Buildings, roads, communications were destroyed. More than 60 thousand residents were evacuated in Uzbekistan and similar number in flooded districts of Kazakhstan. According to official data, 6 people died during the incident.

On April 30, at
a briefing, First Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations, Major General Abdulla
Kuldoshev  named several general
factors that led to the collapse  of the Sardoba
dam in Uzbekistan.

According to the General the Ministry …

Essential Publications, Greening Silk Road, Mongolian Great Lakes, Selenga River, Torey Lakes, Uldz River, World Heritage Convention »

[26 Mar 2021 | Topics: ]

“Blue Horse” also known as “Bluecifer” . Source: https://masterok.livejournal.com/2328912.html

In many transboundary basins of the World the lack of joint plans of shared basin management based on the latest environmental and hydrological research prompts riparian countries to unilateral actions for water accumulation and use within their respective boundaries, while ignoring environmental consequences of such practice. The countries often present such projects as voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Dam is being built across floodplain of Ulz river just in 27 kilometers upstream of the transboundary …

Amur Basin, Arctic, Central Asia Basins, Essential Publications, Lena River, Ob Basin, Yenisey Basin »

[28 Jan 2021 | Topics: ]

A report by the United Nations University has said that by 2050, most of the world’s population will live downstream of dams operating at or beyond their design life, which could have implications on public safety, escalating maintenance costs, and reservoir sedimentation.

The report, “Ageing Water
Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk”, by the Canada-based UNU Institute for Water,
Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), says most of the 58,700 large dams
worldwide were constructed between 1930 and 1970 with a design life of 50 to
100 years, adding that at 50 years a large concrete dam “would …

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 …