Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

Lake Baikal in times of conflict

by Eugene Simonov UWEC. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent changes in political and economic cooperation between Russia and the world inevitably impact the Russian government’s management of its internationally recognized biodiversity hotspots. Today, Russia has many fewer incentives to follow international laws and procedures in any sphere, nature conservation …

Mongolian Government Seeks to Criminalize Citizens Opposing Erdeneburen Dam Project

This story published in Novaya Gazeta reflects new ugly grimace of war. Using now very popular “Russia’s energy dependence” rhetoric and fabricated “evidence” the Mongolian proponents of large dams are trying to take revenge and silence local citizens and conservation NGOs who oppose construction of Erdeneburen Hydro by Power China …

Hydropower installed in 2021 around the world, revisited

HYDRO-NO LONGER THE ENGINE FOR ENERGY TRANSITION Source: https://www.irena.org/publications/2022/Apr/Renewable-Capacity-Statistics-2022. Graph by RwB. In April IRENA issued new Renewable Capacity Statistics: Hydropower net additions (without pumped storage) are preliminarily assessed in 2021 as 18.9 GW, which is only 7% of global growth in renewables estimated as 257 GW (roughly the same …

XI All-Russian Conference with international participation “Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”

ORGANIZERS: Khabarovsk branch of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation WWF Russia Amur branch “Save Siberia and the Far East” Foundation Rivers without Boundaries Coalition Amur Basin Water Resources Management Administration of the Federal Agency for Water Resources Institute of Water and Environmental Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences …

World Heritage as a “No Go” Zone for Investment in Industry and Infrastructure

Dams threatening Lake Baikal and five other iconic areas are featured in a new report by Friends of the Earth US “World Heritage Forever? How Banks Can Protect the World’s Most Iconic Cultural and Natural Sites”. The report is examining how the international banking sector lacks strong policies and practices …