The UN Special Rapporteur Knox: Gold Mining Program in Mongolia is a threat to Human Rights and Environment

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox assessed how Mongolia is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. Knox has stayed in Mongolia since 19 Sep 2017 and met with ministries, lawyers, parliament members and representatives of international and regional organizations. On …

Shuren and Orkhon Dam Bids Cancelled by the World Bank Project in Mongolia !!!

  Notices on cancellation of bids for feasibility studies and environmental assessments on two Baikal -Selenge basin dams were posted on MINIS Project web-site.  This finally signifies that practically ALL  rightful demands consistently voiced by the RwB have been finally honored: –Consultations in Russia and Mongolia held at 35 locations …

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 …