Tag: <span>Adapting to Climate</span>

282 Civil Society Organizations Oppose the CBI’s Climate Bonds for Hydro

In September the RwB Coalition published ” Our Response to the Climate Bond Initiative’s Attempt to “Climatewash” Hydropower “. Now 281 CSOs from 75 countries representing all major river basins of the world joined forces in a call to Climate Bonds Initiative to abandon proposed Standard for Hydropower, which has …

Freshwater ecosystems wiped out in the Climate’s Name: a new study on hydropower frenzy in Europe.

As You, probably, know the main factor preventing rivers in EU to achieve “good ecological status” prescribed by the Water Framework Directive is “hydro-morphological alteration”, in other words – dams, dykes and other water infrastructure. One would expect, that policies of EU countries would be directed at removing and reducing …

Watering the NDCs: New Guidance Document on Water’s Role in National Climate Planning

Recently the RwB contributed to development of a guidance document on taking water into account when developing climate mitigation and adaptation measures. Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) issued the first public version of this living document on November 15. By crowdsourcing with national, sectoral, and civil society partners, AGWA …

Our Response to the Climate Bond Initiative’s Attempt to “Climatewash” Hydropower

As economic attractiveness of hydropower goes down world-wide, the sector seeks to find new sources of support. Climate funding is the single most promising opportunity for hydropower to continue ruining rivers and forests of the planet. Therefore, we at the RwB pay close attention to these developments and want to …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) intends to co-finance the Rogun Hydro in Tajikistan?

The AIIB announced that it is joining the ADB and EBRD in an effort to build a 76 kilometer road and a bridge in Tajikistan. One would wonder why three multilateral banks are needed for such a small ordinary task? The answer is simple – they are helping the Central …

GEIDCO: a Harbinger of Equitable Green Future or a Salesman of China’s Excess Industrial Capacity?

  Can one promote great common good on behalf of association of companies from 80 countries and then immediately extract tangible private gain from it? Please, be patient – read a string  of news covering first 3 weeks of December. UN DESA shows commitment to climate action at COP24 The …