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[16 Sep 2019 | Topics: ]

Please, imagine that the Thinker bears the map of the world, the rest holds…

On Monday, September 16, the EU Commission of finance stops accepting
comments on the second draft of the Technical
report on “EU Taxonomy (of activities for
sustainable development eligible for green funding)”. The report sets
out the basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation, contains technical
screening criteria for 67 activities across 8 sectors that can make a
substantial contribution to climate change mitigation. Similar document called “Catalogue of Green Industries” was
published in April by China.

According to the draft, the EU still
plans to support …

Amur River, Featured, Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

Dam on Amazar River that degrades habitat of giant Taimen Salmon (by RwB)

We do have both good and bad news from the Amazar River -the uppermost tributary of the Amur-Heilong, which was blocked by dam for alleged needs of the Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill “Polaris”( 阿玛扎尔林浆一体化项目 ) – being built by Heilongjiang Xingbang International Investment Co。 ( 黑龙江兴邦国际资源投资股份有限公司 ) with support of a loan from China Development Bank. The Polaris Project also threatens last remaining intact boreal forests on Sino-Russian border.

This unfinished project initiated in 2004 has …

Solidarity »

[1 Sep 2019 | Topics: ]

Members of Narmada Movement Start the Fast

We address the Indian Government,
demanding prompt action and to avoid a humanitarian crisis in the Narmada
valley.

We, express our deep concern for the growing humanitarian crisis in Narmada valley, in Central India, where thousands of families are evicted without rehabilitation due to the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada dam) reservoir filling.

The dam,
initially financed by the World Bank, has been in the center of controversy for
35 years, and has poor track record of rehabilitation of the affected
communities. We learn that flouting all policies and guidelines, nearly 32,000
families are …

Solidarity »

[31 Aug 2019 | Topics: ]

South Africa’s Bonang Power and Energy has been courting Ugandan elite and seeking hydropower contracts at least from 2015. Thus its web-site refers to official report of the Uganda State Palace on talks between the country’s President Yoweri and a delegation of an International Consortium of Companies from Russia and South Africa on May 29, 2015. The Russian based energy company – Gidroenergostroy (the RwB failed to identify specific company involved), along with Bonang Power and Energy Ltd from South Africa, were expected to establish additional generating capacity of 200 …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[30 Aug 2019 | Topics: ]

The Prelature of Infanta: NO Kaliwa Dam!!!

In Philippines a church-led campaign has been rolled out to gather signatures of 10 million people urging the government to drop a controversial dam project in the mountains of the northern Philippines.

The Prelature of Infanta said it began gathering signatures a month ago, as the government started the construction of the P18.7 billion Kaliwa Dam project. Bishop Bernardino Cortez is appealing for help in a last ditch effort to
protect local communities and their environment.

“The struggle is far from over… and …

Solidarity »

[27 Aug 2019 | Topics: ]

Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country’s investment partnerships program, called “Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos” or PPI. 

According to BNamericas, the
government’s support will come in the form of environmental licensing studies
for the 650-MW Bem Querer, 140-MW Castanheira, 118-MW Telemaco Borba and 430-MW
Tabajara plants, fulfilling President Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign promise to
speed up the environmental licensing processes for large hydro plants.

Bem Querer, located in the Amazonas
river in Roraima state, is considered critical to Brazil’s energy security.
Roraima is the only state not …