Tag: <span>Civil Society</span>

The Price of “Green Fuel” for China Remains Underestimated

  Yamal LNG shipping scenarios. Source: Novatek More than a year has passed since several conservation NGOs addressed Chinese state banks (the China Development Bank (CDB), China Exim Bank, and the Silk Road Fund) raising deep concerns regarding environmental and social impacts of the Yamal LNG Project. We got no …

Mongolia can say with a clear conscience, “Look at what you yourselves are doing with Baikal!”

"We have achieved something of a success story," says activist Aleksandr Kolotov. "But it is far too early to celebrate victory."   IRKUTSK, Russia — Environmentalists in Russia’s Far East have been celebrating a small victory in a long war to protect one of the world’s great natural treasures, Lake …

The UN Special Rapporteur Knox: Gold Mining Program in Mongolia is a threat to Human Rights and Environment

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox assessed how Mongolia is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. Knox has stayed in Mongolia since 19 Sep 2017 and met with ministries, lawyers, parliament members and representatives of international and regional organizations. On …

HydroNoodles from Russia with Love!

Picture Source: https://vk.com/paorushydro?w=wall-42131356_2628   The RusHydro Company – owner of most Russian hydropower dams – is known for considerable idle  capacity at many generation facilities due to placement of large dams in remote unpopulated areas without adequate transmission links with load centers. Recently Russian hydropower plants have been marketing use …

Conservation Murals: Freedom to the Rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina!!!

  The Coalition for the Protection of Rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina warns that the uncontrolled construction of hydropower plants will cause untold devastation to biodiversity and water quality in the country. More than 300 new hydropower plants are currently planned. In a symbolic action, a ruined dam on the …