Russian Forest Agency Rejects Amazar Pulp Mill Re-adjustment Proposal while the ZJR Company Removes the Project from Shenzhen Stock Exchange

A glimpse of hope for Siberian forests   Two  different events in  Russia and China may mean the beginning of the end for the Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill Project pursued by Heilongjiang Xingbang Company in Zabaikalsky Province of Russia. In late March 2018 Greenpeace received an official reply from …

The IFC has published a handbook on environmental flows – essential guide for already existing hydropower plants

The International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) has published the IFC Handbook on good practice in environmental flows for hydropower projects. The book written by top experts in the field of E-flows and edited by the IFC describes what the World Bank Group expects to be a …

Odebrecht: fiasco of the dam-builders bribery machine started world-wide avalanche of investigations

Odebrecht investigation is moving like avalanche through the world and hitting diverse collection of victims. This month in Peru it hit a president and the largest Chinese investor. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, implicated in a corruption scandal involving Latin America’s largest construction firm, announced his resignation on March 21st. …

International banks fuelling a hydropower tsunami in the Balkans. Sign petition to stop them.

Multilateral development banks have supported no fewer than 82 hydropower projects across southeast Europe, including in protected areas, according to a study by CEE Bankwatch Network released today. The study  finds that the number of hydropower projects in the region that enjoy financial support from multilateral development banks  and commercial …

Stop all large dams on major rivers and tributaries in Burma’s conflict zones!

Statement on: International Day of Action for Rivers; Anti Dams Day on March 14, 2018 by the Burma Rivers Network The Burma Rivers Network, together with ethnic communities around the country, are calling for an immediate halt to plans by the Burmese government and the multinational hydropower industrial complex to …