At least 25 dead, 115 missing and 3000 in need of rescue as Laotian “battery of Asia” explodes after heavy rains

Dam-building industry has once again demonstrated its full neglect to human needs and rights.Monday evening, July 23, a  dam of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Southern Laos collapsed causing tremendous devastation in downstream villages and floodplains. This is at least the 4th major large dam failure during 2018, …

China Removes the Dam Threatening World Heritage at Home, Would It Abstain from Building Such Dams Abroad?

China’s National  World Heritage Committee keeps its word! Three years ago  Dr. Du Yue, secretary general of the Chinese delegation at the World Heritage Committee Session,  listened to the RwB representative lamenting that Chinese Exim Bank was about to support the Egiin Gol Hydro Project in  Mongolia which may threaten …

Half-lie is Still a Lie: Mongolian officials report to the World Heritage Committee

MONGOLIA made a speech at World Heritage Committee (WHC) on July 28 afternoon. Photo: Mongolia speaking at the 42nd Session of World Heritage Committee. Left to right: unknown person, the Head of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Auditing Enkhbat Altangerel, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Mr. …

World Heritage Watch Resolution on Lake Baikal calls for climate adaptation measures

Civil Society Organizations who have attended the 5th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk organized by the World Heritage Watch on 22-23 June 2018 in Bahrain, coming from 24 countries in 6 continents, as active and concerned citizens dealing with Natural and Cultural World Heritage properties at different …