Category: <span>Greening Silk Road</span>

“Our Common Geopolitical Language” Sounds Scary

People from throughout the world who love Mongolia, its rivers and local communities, are truly concerned with current new push to build hydropower dams on Mongolia’s majestic free-flowing rivers. This piece republished with permission of the author – Peter Fong – is a vivid evidence of such concerns. Way back …

Amur-Heilong featured in the River Culture Book published by UNESCO

UNESCO published in Beijing a richly illustrated socio-ecological saga “River Culture –  Life as a Dance to the Rhythm of the Waters” (available in full and chapter by chapter here ) In 36 chapters spanning 900 pages the book analyses relationship between key ecosystem processes (e.g. periodic flooding) and ethno-cultural …

Call on Chinese Actors to Stop Extinction:  90 Civil Society Groups Call on China to Protect Biodiversity in its Overseas Investments

On December 15, 2022, 90 civil society groups from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the world called on Chinese authorities and actors to protect biodiversity and people in its overseas investments. As China is chairing the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) currently …

Confronting the risk of new hydropower dams at the Climate COP-27

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt—On November 15, a global river and human rights coalition at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) called both on governments to avoid including new large hydropower projects in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and financiers to avoid funding projects due to the climate and human …

Xi Jinping invited the world to “join hands to write a new chapter in global wetlands conservation”

Xi Jinping made an important statement, promising to extend wetland conservation efforts beyond China borders. We hope that pledges made by Chinese leader mean that destruction of Rufiji River delta Ramsar wetlands in Tanzania and prevent damage to Khar Us Lake Ramsar site in Mongolia. Both wetlands are threatened by …

Stop Dam Construction on the GlobalHydropowerDay!

The International Hydropower Association announced 11 October 2022 a #GlobalHydropowerDay to celebrate the “positive” impacts of “sustainable hydropower” on people and communities around the world. The IHA provided a photographic social template “to encourage you to share a photo of you, your team, hydropower project or a benefit of hydropower, …