Rivers without Boundaries

The World Bank Response: Megadams is the New Bretton Woods’ Answer to Climate Change

 In March 2024 17 civil society groups sent an appeal to the World Bank and 10 more international banks and funds urging them to rethink approach to the Rogun Hydro in Tajikistan. After 40 days of silence The World Bank issued a detailed response which, instead of answering specific questions …

International Energy Agency: “Hydropower is particularly sensitive to the cost of capital”

Hydropower issues in the IEA report on “Reducing Cost of Capital” The International Energy Agency issued an interesting report on reducing the cost of capital for “clean energy”, including hydropower. The Rivers without Boundaries considers it a timely publication in the era of rising interest rates, and is happy to …

Hydropower stepped down as the global renewable power champion

A year earlier than it was previously forecasted to happen the installed capacity of solar power plants reached 37% of all global renewable energy, which left hydropower behind with 33%. Renewable Capacity Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that 2023 set a new record in …

A new phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal construction sparks concerns over Central Asia’s water resources

Recent satellite images analyzed by specialists from the international environmental coalition “Rivers without Boundaries” have confirmed the resumption of construction work on the Qosh Tepa canal, a project initiated by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. This development, coupled with the potential impact on water resources in the region, raises concerns …

Civil Society Organizations appeal to international banks and funds urging them to rethink approach to the Rogun Hydro in Tajikistan

Today on the 27th International Day of Action for Rivers we make public the appeal by international and local CSOs which was sent to the World Bank and 15 other financiers – members of the “Rogun Coordination Group”. This blog republished from the Coalition for Human rights in Development explains …