By Isadora Soares Brazil, 22th October, 2021 Last week, Brazilian mining activities and their socio-environmental impacts were in the spotlight at the International Seminar on Mining, Transnational Companies and Traditional Peoples and Communities. Speakers at the seminar warned about the environmental impact of Canadian company Belo Sun’s gold mining project Volta Grande do Xingu. The…Read More
Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them
NEW REPORT: Advancing Ecological Civilization?
Check out our new report, “Advancing Ecological Civilization” covering the two largest hydropower giants and their #biodiversity footprints.
Two hydropower giants account for over half of the world’s dams.
Hydropower threatens global biodiversity and our ability to survive.
Rivers are vital to maintaining and restoring biodiversity and halting the #BiodiversityCrisis.
Find out more: www.HydroBiodiversityImpact.org
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.
Originally published in South China Morning Post By Zhang Jingjing and Darryl Knudsen Chinese state-owned enterprises dominate the dam construction industry and are behind some of the world’s largest mining deals Beijing must now take bold action to curb its ecological footprint overseas. SOEs themselves need to adopt clear policies that exclude harmful projects This week,…Read More