Rivers without Boundaries

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 …

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 in Mongolia Should Promote Public Investment Spending Efficiency Starting from Its Own Projects

New IBRD’s Mongolia Economic Update Report "… takes a closer look at public investment programs implemented over the past five years, which surged until 2015, contributing to large increases in public finance deficits and the public debt. Mongolia needs to review and reshape its public investment policies and decision-making processes …

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 …

Half-lie is Still a Lie: Mongolian officials report to the World Heritage Committee

MONGOLIA made a speech at World Heritage Committee (WHC) on July 28 afternoon. Photo: Mongolia speaking at the 42nd Session of World Heritage Committee. Left to right: unknown person, the Head of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Auditing Enkhbat Altangerel, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Mr. …

World Heritage Watch Resolution on Lake Baikal calls for climate adaptation measures

Civil Society Organizations who have attended the 5th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk organized by the World Heritage Watch on 22-23 June 2018 in Bahrain, coming from 24 countries in 6 continents, as active and concerned citizens dealing with Natural and Cultural World Heritage properties at different …