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[21 Feb 2015 | Topics: ]

Yesterday the level of the largest lake on Earth was lowered below the 456,00 meters according to Pacific measurement system. This happens the first time in 21 century and indicates  serious threats to the Lakes’ ecosystem from hydropower sector. The sacred lake became a water reservoir in 1960, when Irkutskaya Hydro was built and since then it experienced unnatural fluctuation of water level with profound negative impacts on ecosystem and local communities of the Lake Baikal World Heritage Site. In 2001 to limit freedom of hydropower dam owners in use …

Amur Basin, Angara River, Featured »

The International Rivers’ China Program and expert from Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB) on March 20, 2014 met with China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) and discussed interaction with NGOs, standards for overseas investment and possible involvement of the CTGC in the Amur river basin.
All relevant departments of CTGC were represented in the meeting in Three Gorges Group Beijing office: Mr. Lin Chuxue – Mr.Lin Chuxue –Executive Vice president, Mr. Yang Hongbin, Deputy Director of Sci-technology & Environmental Protection, Mr.Qin Guobin -President of CYPI Co.(HK)-subsidiary company dealing with Amur, Mr. Yang …

Amur Basin, Angara River, Baikal Lake, Shilka River, Yenisey Basin »

[2 Apr 2013 | Topics: ]

St Petersburg-based journalist Jenny Johnson the second time addresses Sino-Russian energy cooperation and dam-building efforts of EN+ company.  The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition started the campaign  on  Sino-Russian hydropower in 2011 warning  HK Exchange  on risks associated with Eursibenergo IPO and ever since continued to educate investors and the public on ways to protect our rivers from destruction. The article published by influential bilingual web-site The China Dialogue focuses on recent  RwB petition to China Exim Bank triggered by the banks intention to support EN+ Group’s hydropower projects.

Russian companies want to …

Amur Basin, Angara River, Baikal Lake, Shilka River, Yenisey Basin »

[14 Mar 2013 | Topics: ]

To: Mr. Zhang Cheng, General Manager
China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd.
CC: Mr. Cao Guangjing, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Subject: Controversial side-effects of Sino-Russian hydropower trade:
Social and Environmental Impacts of Trans-Sibirskaya
and Nizhne-Angarskaya Hydropower Projects
Date: 14.03.2013
Dear Mr. Zhang,
Rivers without Boundaries is a coalition of NGOs dedicated to protecting transboundary rivers. Today, on the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against the Large Dams, we write to you to express our serious concern regarding China Yangtze Power Co.’s plans to develop hydro projects in the Eastern Siberia. We were informed …

Angara River »

[25 Dec 2012 | Topics: ]

To: Oleg V. Deripaska
Chief Executive Officer
Dear Mr. Deripaska,
Following the issue of the Interim Report FY 2012 by UC Rusal, subsidiary of En+ Group, (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Code: 486) (further – the Company) in November 2012, the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition, a collaborative international network of organizations and experts dedicated to preserving river health in northeast Eurasia, considers it necessary to draw Your attention to the following issues.
If not implemented in a sustainable way, hydropower development projects are likely to trigger various risks not only for the …

Angara River, Shilka River »

[11 Apr 2012 | Topics: ]

What does hydropower mean for the Russian environment? Galina Angarova of Pacific Environment talks about a joint venture between a Russian and Chinese company to build new dams for hydropower, and what changes this may bring for indigenous people and forests.