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

Erdeneburen Dam in Mongolia belies China’s promise of a ‘sustainable green’ BRI

by Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva The Erdeneburen project would displace hundreds of herder families. (VWPics via AP) As China marked the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative with leaders from participating nations in October, President Xi Jinping declared that the program had begun prioritizing smaller and greener projects. The Chinese leader …

Hydroelectric power station in Amu Darya basin threatens Red Book fish species

February 12, 2024 The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) commenced on February 12 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, amid heightened concerns raised by environmental groups over the peril facing various species due to the extensive construction of dams …

The Rogun HPP project completion deserves a broad public discussion

PRESS RELEASE, January 24, 2024. The fateful and ecologically significant for the whole of Central Asia decision to complete the Rogun hydropower plant on the Vakhsh River in the Amu Darya basin may be made without taking into account the opinion of all stakeholders, in a mode closed from the …

Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global – world’s top sovereign fund latest to cut ties with dam in orangutan habitat

by Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay The RwB Coalition has always closely followed hydropower development in Indonesia, participated in CSO-led assessments, co-sponsored appeals to major international finance institutions. The desision of Norvegian Pension fund is a very important testimony and precedent. We republish this exellent account by Mongabay. JAKARTA — Major …

Era of Building Big Dams Draws to a Close

Experts say the world has hit ‘peak dams,’ which conservationists hail as good news for riverine ecosystems By Jacques Leslie | June 27, 2023  https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/ California’s Oroville Dam, the tallest in the U.S., sustained more than $1 billion in damages in 2017 when its spillway partially collapsed. The rising cost …

Civil Society Calls on Bankers to Take Global Biodiversity Framework Seriously

As exemplified by the continuing extermination of river ecosystems supported by multilateral banks, most international finance institutions are yet to understand that the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is awake-up call for the whole concept of “international development assistance” and international investments in general. The RwB Coalition supported an important appeal …