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"We have achieved something of a success story," says activist Aleksandr Kolotov. "But it is far too early to celebrate victory."
IRKUTSK, Russia — Environmentalists in Russia’s Far East have been celebrating a small victory in a long war to protect one of the world’s great natural treasures, Lake Baikal. On September 27, the World Bank froze its tender process for a Mongolian project to construct a hydroelectric station on the Selenga River, the main inlet source for the massive lake. The environmentalists have been arguing for years that …

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“En+ Group transforms its huge clean energy resources to green metal and supplies it to fast-growing international markets.” Lord Baker. Chairman.
To: Donald Brydon, CBE, Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group
To: Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, UK Financial Conduct Authority
To: Rt Hon Lord Barker of Battle PC, Chairman of the Board, En+Group

Re: Environmental and Social Risks to be Considered When Listing the En+Group at the LSE
We appeal to You in response to the news that the En+Group Plc. plans to hold an IPO at the London Stock Exchange. We …

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Clean Energy Asia, a joint venture between Newcom Group and Japanese Softbank Energy, launched commercial operations for its 50MW Tsetsii wind farm in  Umnugovi Province.
The farm, consisting of 25 Vestas V90 turbines, was finished three months ahead of the scheduled commencement in December 2017. SoftBank Group chairman and chief executive Masayoshi Son said, “I’m very pleased that the commercial launch of the Tsetsii wind farm marks the first step for SoftBank Group to establish a renewable energy business in Mongolia under the Asia Super Grid project, in addition to …

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The title is “We and Amur River Floods -Lesson (Un)learned?”
In 2013-16 the RwB, WWF and other conservation groups joined forces with the East Siberia Branch of the Russian Research Institute for Integrated Use and Protection of Water Resources (VostokNIIVH) to develop a comprehensive review of integrated flood management. While seeking to introduce full array of approaches to flood management this book is focusing on Amur-Heilong River transboundary basin and is intended to promote there climate adaptation, ecosystem-based river basin management, strategic environmental assessment of development options related to flood …

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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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