Articles in the Ob Basin Category
Greening Silk Road, Ob Basin, Ob River »
Three months ago the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition, Ecodelo Alliance and Biodiversity Conservation Center send detailed inquiries to Chinese investors of Yamal LNG Project at the mouth of the great Russian Ob River. In last three years massive investments by China Development Bank, China Export Import Bank and the Silk Road Fund saved this project from being frozen in the midst of sanctions and therefore those financial institutions share major responsibility for mitigating its impacts on fragile Arctic nature and indigenous people.The Ob River is one of the largest …
Central Asia Basins, Ob Basin, Ob River »
Altai floodwater could be sent to parched Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, says Russian agriculture minister.
Picture by Sarukhanov. Novaya Gazeta.
‘We are ready to offer the project of the transfer of fresh water from the Altai region of Russia through Kazakhstan to arid Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China,’ said the minister. In the near future we will hold consultations with our colleagues from Kazakhstan on this issue.’ He said the plan could be implemented without any damage to ecology. Tkachev said that Russia can spare from 70 to …
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 …
Irtysh River, Kherlen River, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Solidarity, Uldz River »
Union of Mongolian River and Lake Movements (UMMRL) is delighted to share with you good news that Munkhbayar and Tumurbaatar were released on 6th November after the amendments to the Amnesty Law of Mongolia were finally approved. They spent in jail two years out of their original 21,5-year sentences.
Upon release Munkhbayar said to journalists: I still feel that I was falsely charged. I will make a clear statement to the public and media that I was falsely charged. I have a goal that is to lead my country …
Amur Basin, Central Asia Basins, Featured, Ob Basin, Solidarity, Yenisey Basin »
Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention is being held in Budapest on 17 – 19 November 2015. Convention is opening for accession by countries from outside of UNECE region. On the first day meeting participants discussed what are main objectives and geographic priorities for the expansion. Eugene Simonov representing the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition made the following intervention on acute need to expand the use of Convention’s mechanisms in the context of Silk Belt and other Eurasian development initiatives:
Since the last Meeting of Parties …