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

Pitfalls of the Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia

The new Mid-term Energy Program of Mongolia disregards financial, environmental and climate commitments – may increase significantly Mongolia’s debt and carbon footprint. For a country that just narrowly escaped financial default[1], the new energy mid—term program of Mongolia (2018- 2023) suggesting to increase current debt burden by borrowing USD 4.0 …

Mongolia’s new Midterm Energy Program is incompatible with its own NDCs

Among non-island nations of the world, Mongolian people, likely, are now experiencing the worst consequences of climate change and the country’s government recently publicly welcomed climate skeptics to come over and see the evidence. "Do not wait until it gets You!" appealed to other governments Mongolia Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar . …

At the Climate COP24 the UN Agency Is Green-washing Large Dams in Latin America, While Companies Building Dams Are Struggling to Survive Man-made and Climate-related Disasters.

Degradation of UN institutions catering to special interest groups has reached a new height. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in March 2018 started a partnership “Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions” with the Itaipu Binacional Hydropower (Brazil-Paraguay) company which holds the world record of annual …

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 …

“Green” Lords ‘greenwashing’ the Russian energy giant

A Baikal seal on Lake Baikal. By Per Harald Olsen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. London-listed En+ Group published its 2017 financial results  with revenues exceeding USD 12 billion and “environmental  provision”  of mere USD 3 million.  On the same day  James Cusick  questioned. In openDemocracy UK the behavior …