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Amur Basin, Argun River, Featured »

[30 Nov 2016 | Topics: ]

Report on biodiversity, water scarcity, and transboundary river basin management in fluctuating climate.
Rivers without Boundaries Coalition continues documenting and analyzing transboundary basins of Dauria, hotspot of global biodiversity divided between China , Russia and Mongolia and not well known by the international community. New report is focusing on water resources management in Kherlen\Kelulun River transboundary basin to promote climate adaptation, ecosystem-based river basin management approach, strategic environmental assessment of development options related in water management in transboundary river basins of Dauria. Kherlen was selected as extreme example of discrepancy …

Baikal Lake, Featured, Selenga River »

Picture: Dams proposed by Mongolia in Lake Baikal basin.

Rachel Nuwer published  in the New York Times a detailed report on the dire state of Lake Baikal caused by algal blooms and various forms of mismanagement. She also describes development of new hydropower in the basin as one of leading major new threats and quotes RwB Coordinator on alternative options:
….Eutrophication, however, is not the only threat to Lake Baikal.
Mongolia is planning to build up to eight hydroelectric dams on the Selenga River and its tributaries, the source of 50 …

Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Selenga River »

 
The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition issued the following list of urgent concerns on the way the MINIS Project is being carried out by the World Bank and Mongolian Government.
For example, written comments submitted by the RwB-Mongolia -after consultations in Bulgan Province in April 2016 were not considered when reviewing terms of reference (ToR) for environmental assessments and omitted in the response matrices. The letter also lists several other examples of inappropriate handling of public consultations and information disclosure by the MINIS Project staff. Also see Letter to Dr.Kim .

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[23 Sep 2016 | Topics: ]

NGOs appeal to the Board of the Green Climate Fund to abstain from large dams and do better risk assessment
 
Friends of Earth initiated an appeal to the Green Climate Fund that may become another pocket to enrich large corporations and international banks instead of becoming a vehicle for sustainable development. Consideration of large hydropower in GCF portfolio shows that the Fund is likely to slip into the traps in which previously Clean Development Mechanism and other precursors were eventually caught: supporting projects that cause serious environmental and social harm in …

Baikal Lake, Featured, Selenga River, Yenisey Basin »

[27 Mar 2016 | Topics: ]

 
To: Dr.Chen Jining, Minister of Environmental Protection of China;
CC: Mr. Gao Hucheng, China Ministry of Commerce;
Mr. Liu Liange CEO, China EXIM Bank;
Mr.Chen Xiaohua, CEO, Gezhouba International Co.
Dear Dr. Chen:
We are addressing You as participants of public hearings on ESIA for "Shuren HPP" Project taking into account other hydropower projects planned in Selenge the River Basin. The hearings were undertaken on the initiative of local citizens in Kabansk administrative districts of Buryatia Republic (Russian Federation) where planned hydropower projects may have negative impact on environment and socio-economic …