Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

NORTH EURASIA HYDROPOWER IN 2016

An Overview At the end 2016 the news from our sub-continent, North Eurasia, news are bittersweet but quite hopeful: 1. Mongolia-Russia-China: Chinas agencies and Exim Bank in early April 2016 have frozen a loan and preparatory construction works for 315 MW Eg River Hydro in Lake Baikal Basin in Mongolia …

NYT : Mongolian Dams can Contribute to the Ecological Crisis on Lake Baikal while Safe Alternatives are Available

Picture: Dams proposed by Mongolia in Lake Baikal basin. Rachel Nuwer published  in the New York Times a detailed report on the dire state of Lake Baikal caused by algal blooms and various forms of mismanagement. She also describes development of new hydropower in the basin as one of leading …

Letter to Dr. Kim: the World Bank fails to fulfill its promise on consultations in the Lake Baikal Basin

To: World Bank President Re: On MINIS Project in Mongolia Dear Dr. Kim: Recently we learned that bidding for Regional environmental assessment (REA) and Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of two sub-projects (flow regulation of the Orkhon River and construction of reservoir complex project and Shuren Hydro on Selenge …

NGOs voice major concerns regarding the conduct of the World Bank MINIS Project in Mongolia

  The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition issued the following list of urgent concerns on the way the MINIS Project is being carried out by the World Bank and Mongolian Government. For example, written comments submitted by the RwB-Mongolia -after consultations in Bulgan Province in April 2016 were not considered when …

Mongolian Law with Long Name: now history in pictures

Sukhgerel Dugersuren (OT Watch and RwB Mongolia cooperated with the  Front Line Defenders  to prepare a chapter of the forthcoming nonfiction graphic novel about human rights defenders challenging extractive industries around the world. We republish it with kind permission of Sukhgerel. Mongolia is a new star on the extractive industry’s …

World Bank Inspection Panel decided to give the MINIS Project one more year on probation…

  OFFICIAL ANOUNCEMENT: “The WB Board on July 20 approved the Panel’s recommendation to defer for a second time a decision on whether the Panel should investigate a complaint related to the Mining Infrastructure Investment Support (MINIS) Project in Mongolia. In a February 2015 Request for Inspection, the complainants had …