Month: <span>March 2019</span>

On the Day of Action for Rivers Greenpeace and the RwB Call on UNESCO for Action

To:  Director, UNESCO World Heritage Center CC: IUCN World Heritage Department. RwB presents an NGO address on  dams threatening World Heritage 2018 World Heritage Committee session , Bahrain . See Do Dams Damage World Heritage ?   The  Greenpeace Russia and Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) have serious concerns about …

Officials Behind the Hidroituango Dam Disaster are Charged in Courts and Questioned by War Crime Tribunal

      Colombia’s prosecution is pressing criminal charges against the bosses of the Hidroituango Dam, whose recent malfunctions have caused environmental devastation for the Cauca River and its communities. Help needed for those affected by the dam tragedy in Colombia Investigations of irregularities around contracting, planning, and management are …

The RwB Coalition addresses World Heritage Bodies on Dams Threatening Lake Baikal

The Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) shared with the UNECSO its deep concerns with  spurred development of Egiin Gol Hydro Project and cancellation of basin-wide Regional environmental assessment (REA) of hydropower by the World Bank MINIS Project in Mongolia.  Later in a separate letter, the Coalition together with Greenpeace …

Russian Elite Profiteering Enables Destruction of Lake Baikal Ecosystems and Fuels Public Outrage

  A review of reactions of Russian press and public to “Chinese business expansion” at Lake Baikal World Heritage Site, published by  Eurasia Daily Monitor, captures  several important topics discussed today and highlights one of major underlying reasons – deep corruption of Russian officialdom all  he way down to local …