Tag: <span>Synohydro and Co</span>

Chinese State-owned SDIC quietly proceeds with extermination of Tapanuli Orangutans

SDIC has marketed its environmental credentials but has invested in controversial Batang Toru hydropower plant in Sumatra Oliver Telling in Singapore, Financial Times. JUNE 18 2022 A Chinese state-owned company that trumpeted its green credentials when listing on the London Stock Exchange has quietly acquired a development in Indonesia that scientists …

Erdeneburen hydropower project in Mongolia contradicts “Green Belt and Road” standards

By Sukhgerel Dugersuren ,  The Third Pole  https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/energy/opinion-still-time-to-rethink-mongolias-erdeneburen-hydropower-plant/ In April, construction was due to start on Mongolia’s largest hydropower plant to date. The Erdeneburen hydropower plant is planned to be built on the Khovd River in western Mongolia, in an ecologically sensitive area of a national park. The project, which …

The Turgusun-1 Project Demonstrates Why Hydropower Is a Bad Option for Kazakhstan

According to Xinhua agency the China-built Turgusun hydropower plant has been operating at full capacity since mid-July and will help ease a power shortage in East Kazakhstan Region. The plant is located on the Turgusun River near the city of Altai. Built by the China International Water and Electric Corporation …

World Heritage as a “No Go” Zone for Investment in Industry and Infrastructure

Dams threatening Lake Baikal and five other iconic areas are featured in a new report by Friends of the Earth US “World Heritage Forever? How Banks Can Protect the World’s Most Iconic Cultural and Natural Sites”. The report is examining how the international banking sector lacks strong policies and practices …

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 …