Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

Regional Environmental Assessment for Hydropower in Lake Baikal Basin postponed till unknown date

The WB MINIS Project reports that Meeting of Sub-working Group took place in Irkutsk Under the Mining infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), Terms of Reference (ToR) of  Regional Environmental Assessment ( REA) for the Flow Regulation of Orkhon River and Construction of Reservoir Complex (OGP ) and Shuren Hydropower Plant …

Any Plans Affecting Lake Baikal Require Rigorous Assessments According to the UNESCO Guidelines

Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) and Greenpeace Russia Submission to the World Heritage Center and the IUCN. April 2018 Concerns regarding implementation of WHC decisions on Lake Baikal and recommendations for the 2018 World Heritage Committee Decision Lake Baikal is undergoing serious environmental crisis. In 2017 among the good …

“Green” Lords ‘greenwashing’ the Russian energy giant

A Baikal seal on Lake Baikal. By Per Harald Olsen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. London-listed En+ Group published its 2017 financial results  with revenues exceeding USD 12 billion and “environmental  provision”  of mere USD 3 million.  On the same day  James Cusick  questioned. In openDemocracy UK the behavior …

Mongolian and Russian NGOs Help to Create Right Climate for Paris Agreement

  by SERGEY SHAPKHAEV External threats and their perceptions tend to reflect differences between a society’s various segments and groups—which, in turn, stem from problems on local, regional or global levels. Certain problems can provoke public discontent and often require legislative regulation by the state. However, even in countries with …

Poll shows that complex problems of the Lake Baikal are exacerbated by lack of hope for the better

The REGNUM Information Agency published results of  a public opinion poll undertaken by “Lake Baikal” Foundation and NAFI Analytical agency among local residents of Irkutsk Region and Buryatia Republic. 61% believe that environmental condition of the Lake has seriously worsened  during last 5 years., while only 2% believe it  has …

During the IPO in London the En+ Group acknowledged its harm to Lake Baikal World Heritage site

The IPO Prospectus that was made public over the weekend by the En+Group (ENPL) and contains numerous inconsistencies and omissions. In the relevant "Risks" and the "Health, Security and Environment" sections, the Prospectus does not disclose specific environmental and social risks related to exploitation of large hydropower- the spine bone …