Tag: <span>Sino-Russian Hydro</span>

River Action Day 2017 Highlights Transboundary Threats from Dams and Corruption

The International Day of Action to Protect Rivers was relatively peaceful at our northern latitudes, where rivers are still covered with ice. It consisted of five environmental education events, two public lectures and two petitions released to mass-media. Such relative quietness in part is a consequence of wise and timely …

The Path of Hanergy Co. – from the Amur River to the HK courtroom

In August 2016 we draw Your attention to the leading "new clean energy" company Hanergy, which suffered a severe failure at HK Stock Exchange, and then proposed to Russian Ministry for Development of the Far East to revive an old plan for a giant dam to harness flow of the …

World Heritage Committee listed Baikal-related requirements for Russia and Mongolia

  The 40th session of the WHC held  in Istanbul ended prematurely due to unsuccessful coup in Turkey. Nevertheless it adopted a powerful Decision on safeguarding the Lake Baikal  World Heritage Site against negative impacts both in Russia and in Mongolia. Despite attempts of Mongolian delegation, that included the Director …

Hope for Selenge and Baikal: dam construction stopped, consultations planned.

  Good news came from activists living at the confluence of Selenge and Egiin Gol rivers in Mongolia – as of June 25th “preparatory works” by Gezhouba Int. Co. for  Egiin Gol Hydro dam  construction still have not resumed. The RwB hopes this is a healthy sign that  responsible  agencies …

Putin asked Xi and Elbegdorj to find alternative to harming the Lake Baikal

Trilateral talks took place in Tashkent between President Vladimir Putin, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on June 23, 2016. As three presidents witnessed the signing of the Programme to Establish the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor (one of 6 New Silk road …

Bridging the UNECE’s Mechanisms and the Silk Road Strategy

  I represent the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB), that works for sustainable management of transboundary river basins in Northern Eurasia -Russia, Mongolia and Central Asia. I am here to raise awareness of potential challenges induced by China’s New Silk Road Strategy that is becoming a driver for development …