Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them

Seeing Green: Hydropower to 'Green' Hydrogen is the Latest False Climate Solution

Green Hydrogen Factsheet
­čôú NEW: International Rivers publication gives an overview of ‘Green’ Hydrogen and the problems with the latest proposed #FalseSolution for climate: hydro-to-hydrogen schemes.
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A #JustTransition is needed, not more mega #dams destroying rivers, livelihoods and communities.
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Our Rivers, Our Water Future

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global movement to ensure river-dependent communitiesÔÇÖ voices are heard and their rights are respected.

Our Approach

Rivers are the arteries of the earth, supporting the highest rate of biodiversity compared to any other ecosystem and providing for the livelihoods of millions of local, indigenous and traditional peoples. Rivers are also under extreme threat, with less than 10% of the world’s river basins protected.

International Rivers strengthens movements of communities and civil society at the forefront of defending rivers by:

  • Undertaking investigative research to generate robust data and evidence to inform policies and campaigns.
  • Remaining independent and fearless in campaigning to expose and resist destructive projects.
  • Developing a vision that protects rivers and the communities that depend upon them.┬á

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Our Impact

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0 Destructive river projects delayed or stopped, resulting in millions of people retaining access to their traditional lands and livelihoods.
$ 0 B Funds (USD) channeled away from investment in destructive projects, toward sustainable and just alternatives.
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Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombia elected Congress Representatives to legislate for the environment´┐╝

16 Colombian Congress Representatives attended an event on August 17, in which socio-environmental organizations asked them to prioritize relevant environmental issues. August 17, 2022 – The event was convened by various socio-environmental organizations and coalitions with the aim of promoting four legislative initiatives that seek progress in the implementation of public policies that guarantee human…

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Court dismissal of Xayaburi dam lawsuit highlights the need to strengthen accountability of cross-border investments´┐╝

Court dismissal of Xayaburi dam lawsuit highlights the need to strengthen accountability of cross-border investments´┐╝

By Phairin Sohsai and Gary Lee On 17 August, the Thai Supreme Administrative Court ruled to dismiss a lawsuit, filed by 37 Thai villagers against five Thai state agencies for their role in approving the Xayaburi hydropower damÔÇÖs Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Filed 10 years ago, the Xayaburi lawsuit was the first community-filed lawsuit related…

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