Category: <span>Amur</span>

Pitfalls of the Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia

The new Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia disregards financial, environmental and climate commitments – may increase significantly Mongolia’s debt and carbon footprint. For a country that just narrowly escaped financial default[1], the new energy mid—term program of Mongolia (2018- 2023) suggesting to increase current debt burden by borrowing USD 4.0 …

World Bank in Mongolia Should Promote Public Investment Spending Efficiency Starting from Its Own Projects

New IBRD’s Mongolia Economic Update Report "… takes a closer look at public investment programs implemented over the past five years, which surged until 2015, contributing to large increases in public finance deficits and the public debt. Mongolia needs to review and reshape its public investment policies and decision-making processes …

China’s green Belt and Road tested at Amazar – 俄罗斯项目考验绿色“一带一路”

The Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill (APSM) – the single most controversial forestry project in Siberia Chinese Version via link: 俄罗斯造纸项目考验绿色“一带一路”  One quarter of 214 million m3 of wood harvested in Russia is exported to China. In Asian Russia most logging is driven by signals from Chinese market. Facing growing …

Welcome to the X International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”

The X International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and the Far East” Novosibirsk, Russia 12-13 October 2018 Announcement № 1 Dear Friends! The 10th International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and the Far East” will take place 12-13 October 2018 in Novosibirsk, Russia. The conference will be dedicated to issues of sustainable …

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 …

Windfarming Accelerates in Mongolia Leaving No Chance for Large Dams

Clean Energy Asia, a joint venture between Newcom Group and Japanese Softbank Energy, launched commercial operations for its 50MW Tsetsii wind farm in  Umnugovi Province. The farm, consisting of 25 Vestas V90 turbines, was finished three months ahead of the scheduled commencement in December 2017. SoftBank Group chairman and chief …