Tag: <span>Civil Society</span>

Russian Forest Agency Rejects Amazar Pulp Mill Re-adjustment Proposal while the ZJR Company Removes the Project from Shenzhen Stock Exchange

A glimpse of hope for Siberian forests   Two  different events in  Russia and China may mean the beginning of the end for the Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill Project pursued by Heilongjiang Xingbang Company in Zabaikalsky Province of Russia. In late March 2018 Greenpeace received an official reply from …

International banks fuelling a hydropower tsunami in the Balkans. Sign petition to stop them.

Multilateral development banks have supported no fewer than 82 hydropower projects across southeast Europe, including in protected areas, according to a study by CEE Bankwatch Network released today. The study  finds that the number of hydropower projects in the region that enjoy financial support from multilateral development banks  and commercial …

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 …

Friends of Nature Sue Developers of Yunnan Hydropower Station

A Beijing-based NGO filed a lawsuit on Friday against the companies responsible for developing a hydropower station near a nature reserve in southwestern China, citing numerous environmental violations. Construction of the Huilong Mountain Hydropower Station, in Yunnan’s verdant Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, commenced in October 2015 and is slated for …

The Corporate Mastermind behind Berta Caceres Murder Arrested

Photo of arrested David Castillo Mejía, the executive president of the company “Desa”, which is building Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river.(Ministerio Público(@MP_Honduras))   Honduran authorities have arrested a former military intelligence officer for masterminding the murder of the indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot dead exactly two …