Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

The RwB Coalition addresses World Heritage Bodies on Dams Threatening Lake Baikal

The Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) shared with the UNECSO its deep concerns with  spurred development of Egiin Gol Hydro Project and cancellation of basin-wide Regional environmental assessment (REA) of hydropower by the World Bank MINIS Project in Mongolia.  Later in a separate letter, the Coalition together with Greenpeace …

Russian Elite Profiteering Enables Destruction of Lake Baikal Ecosystems and Fuels Public Outrage

  A review of reactions of Russian press and public to “Chinese business expansion” at Lake Baikal World Heritage Site, published by  Eurasia Daily Monitor, captures  several important topics discussed today and highlights one of major underlying reasons – deep corruption of Russian officialdom all  he way down to local …

Pitfalls of the Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia

The new Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia disregards financial, environmental and climate commitments – may increase significantly Mongolia’s debt and carbon footprint. For a country that just narrowly escaped financial default[1], the new energy mid—term program of Mongolia (2018- 2023) suggesting to increase current debt burden by borrowing USD 4.0 …

Mongolia’s new Midterm Energy Program is incompatible with its own NDCs

Among non-island nations of the world, Mongolian people, likely, are now experiencing the worst consequences of climate change and the country’s government recently publicly welcomed climate skeptics to come over and see the evidence. "Do not wait until it gets You!" appealed to other governments Mongolia Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar . …

On Public Consultations held by the WB MINIS Project for Terms of Reference for Regional Environmental Assessment of Dam Impacts in Selenge/Baikal Basin

  Today, the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition published in three languages the following Statement on misconduct of the World Bank’s MINIS Project. September 4, 2018    On Public Consultations for Terms of Reference for Regional Environmental Assessment of Dam Impacts in Selenge/Baikal Basin The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB) regrets …

World Bank MINIS Project: Comments Concealed from Mongolian Public and Authorities

Yesterday, the WB MINIS Project concluded “commenting period” for the “Final Draft Terms of Reference for a Regional Environmental Assessment for the Selenge River basin and Lake Baikal area  in the context of the proposed  Shuren Hydro-power Plant and Orkhon Water Diversion Projects  “(REA  ToR). The document presented on the …