Tag: <span>RRR_River-related Risks</span>

Inga III hydropower project must be suspended 40 local Congolese CSOs say

DR Congo: Inga III hydropower project must be suspended until good governance guarantees. On September 18, 2018 40 Congolese organizations expressed concern over lack of transparency and democratic oversight of the Inga III hydropower project. Negotiations for the Inga III hydro dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo are …

Indonesian Firm -North Sumatera Hydro Energy – Pushing Along the “Belt&Road” the Ape-Killer Project

Tapanuli. Photo by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.    In a worldwide press release, researchers from ALERT  strongly criticized an Indonesian corporation — for using “deplorable” tactics to promote a project that would imperil the world’s rarest species of great ape. The corporation, North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE), is “pressuring …

At least 25 dead, 115 missing and 3000 in need of rescue as Laotian “battery of Asia” explodes after heavy rains

Dam-building industry has once again demonstrated its full neglect to human needs and rights.Monday evening, July 23, a  dam of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Southern Laos collapsed causing tremendous devastation in downstream villages and floodplains. This is at least the 4th major large dam failure during 2018, …

Lake Turkana in Kenya inscribed as “Heritage in danger” due to Ethiopia’s Gibe Dam impacts

The RwB Coalition is extremely satisfied with  overdue decision to Inscribe the Lake Turkana on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The case of Lake Turkana is an important lesson for similar situation in Lake Baikal Basin where our coalition is most active. The decision does not only give …

Belt and Road may have a greater net impact on ecosystems than it does global warming, scientist said.

An interview with conservation biologist William F. Laurance: Chinas Global Infrastructure Initiative Could Bring Environmental Catastrophe Humans are ravaging tropical forests by hunting, logging and building roads, and the threats are mounting by the day. China is planning a series of massive infrastructure projects across four continents, an initiative that …