Climate Change “Mitigation” – Poor Excuse for Harming the World Heritage

An article “Harmonizing World Heritage and Climate Measures. The Case of Lake Baikal” by Sergey Shapkhaev, Director, Buriat Regional Union for Baikal and Eugene Simonov, Coordinator of the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition and Researcher at Daursky Biosphere Reserve was published in 2018 World Heritage Watch Report.   I. "Climate Measures" …

Long Awaited Consensus: Mongolia Nowadays Does Not Need Mega-Pipelines from Kherlen and Orkhon Rivers

As Mongolian Government is steering the discussion about the proposed dams in Lake Baikal – Selenge River basin from energy security to national water crisis it is important for civil society groups and independent researchers to collect and use for good available information on effective water management solutions and efficient …

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 …

UNESCAP Secretary Concerned with Unsustainable Resource Extraction along the New Silk Road

  The first time a UN regional body established explicit cooperative program to facilitate sustainable development on the New Silk Road (OBOR). And we are happy to see that UNESCAP Secretary clearly outlines key obvious problems already  challenging implementation of the OBOR Initiative: lack of multilateral decision-making mechanisms and unsustainable …