Regional Environmental Assessment for Hydropower in Lake Baikal Basin postponed till unknown date

The WB MINIS Project reports that Meeting of Sub-working Group took place in Irkutsk Under the Mining infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS), Terms of Reference (ToR) of  Regional Environmental Assessment ( REA) for the Flow Regulation of Orkhon River and Construction of Reservoir Complex (OGP ) and Shuren Hydropower Plant …

Due to human mismanagement 50% of native fishes disappeared from the Yellow River (Huanghe, China)

An article published by Chinese scientists shows changes in fish species assemblages along  Yellow river during last 50 years due to dams diversions and invasive species .. From the beginning of the 1960s in China, 32 large and medium-size dams in the main stem and hundreds of smaller ones in …

Any Plans Affecting Lake Baikal Require Rigorous Assessments According to the UNESCO Guidelines

Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) and Greenpeace Russia Submission to the World Heritage Center and the IUCN. April 2018 Concerns regarding implementation of WHC decisions on Lake Baikal and recommendations for the 2018 World Heritage Committee Decision Lake Baikal is undergoing serious environmental crisis. In 2017 among the good …

THE FATE OF HYDROPOWER IN THE LIGHT OF GLOBAL TRENDS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT

According to the report jointly prepared by UN Environment‘s Economy Division, Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance in April 2018, the share of hydropower in net additions of installed capacity in 2017 continued to shrink globally. The RwB merged the Report’s …

Study claims hydropower development will increase poverty and harm food security in the Mekong region

Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) socioeconomic specialist Nguyen Thi Ngoc Minh said that the scenarios for 2020 and 2040 showed that if hydropower dam development in the Mekong River continues as planned, the economic benefits to the region would be overshadowed by the adverse impacts of the development. “Development plans …