Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

Can “Energy Justice” Help to Remove Hydropower Dams from Development Agenda in Mongolia?

  High and ever increasing prices for electricity exported from Russia to Mongolia is the most commonly quoted reason for Mongolia’s plans to build its own large hydropower. In case of Lake Baikal Basin this looks especially true, since part of water that rotates turbines at Angara Hydropower Cascade (belongs …

Russian President Putin Supports Strategic Assessment of Mongolian Hydropower and Alternative Solutions

  In the beginning of August the President of Russian Federation undertook a series of activities devoted to freshwater ecosystems : On August 2 he harpooned a large pike in Siberia. A video of this hunt shown  by TV to Russian population was intended to promote  further support for nature …

Baikal vs. Dams – Game Over?

The WB Inspection Panel recognized that 2015 Request for Inspection "had placed the MINIS project on a positive trajectory…" Finally it is all over! The World Bank Inspection Panel after 2,5 years of close supervision decided not to investigate compliant submitted by Mongolian and Russian citizens concerned with intended feasibility …

The RwB Addresses Kuwait with a Request to Reconsider Funding for the Shuren Hydro

At the 41 Session of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow, the RwB Coalition representatives had fruitful discussions with the delegation of the State of Kuwait and presented the following letter to  : H.E. Dr. Meshal Johar Hayat , Ambassador and Permanent Delegate, Permanent Delegation of the State of Kuwait …

China excludes from the "Silk Road Economic Belt" a hydropower plant in the Lake Baikal Basin ?

Local Buryat community thanks China Exim Bank for abstaining from harmful hydropower project, but the Government of Mongolia and construction companies still hope to revive it. In November 2015, the Egiin-Gol Hydropower Plant was named among the five largest projects of the Sino-Mongolian cooperation within the framework of the Silk …

New Egiin Gol Hydropower Company Exacerbates Threats to the Baikal-Selenge Ecosystem.

The Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition believes that the decision on development of a new state company for construction of the "Eg River Hydro" on the tributary of the Selenge River is an intentional escalation of tensions associated with hydropower construction in the Baikal Lake Basin. The RwB regrets this …