Main Chinese actors should not shy away from dialogue with local civil society in BRI countries

Dear China, it’s time to talk!!! Despite saying it takes multilateral cooperation seriously, China has not yet responded to civil society concerns in Latin America At the end of April, 263 civil society groups from around the world sent a letter to the heads of various Chinese institutions about financial …

STATUS OF THE DAM DAMAGE : The IHA reports how dwindling hydropower sector destroys biodiversity riches and social stability…and calls for its recovery.

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) published its 7th “Hydropower Status Report”. Report illustrates further decline of annually installed hydropower capacity, with “optimistic” estimate of only 15 GW added worldwide in 2019. We still tend to believe that the 12.5 GW figure from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is more …

Green Peacock and Friends of Nature win a court case against hydropower in Yunnan

Despite coronavirus fears and strict quarantine China had witnessed a landmark victory in public-interest litigation on environmental matters. We congratulate Friends of Nature (and our friends) with this remarkable achievement and wish them to win this case to the very end. In July 2017, conservation groups Friends of Nature (自然之友), …