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
📣 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 communities’ 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. 

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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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International Rivers Brasil joined 42 other orgs calling on the OECD to ensure Brazil can end deforestation & protect human rights as it considers the nation for membership in the OECD

International Rivers Brasil joined 42 other orgs calling on the OECD to ensure Brazil can end deforestation & protect human rights as it considers the nation for membership in the OECD

Today, October 3rd, a civil society group published and sent a letter to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD) and relevant government agencies calling for a careful evaluation of Brazil’s climate and environmental policies, processes, and track records. Insist upon strong due diligence that includes third-party assessments, independent reviews, and fact-finding missions. Consult…

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Civil society organizations call on the VP of the Inter-American Development Bank for more transparency and participation in IDB Access to Information Policy

Civil society organizations call on the VP of the Inter-American Development Bank for more transparency and participation in IDB Access to Information Policy

International Rivers joins 23 organizations delivering a letter addressed to Richard Martínez Alvarado, Vice President of theCountries Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) This week, 24 civil society organizations(CSOs) raised concerns about the consultation process designed for IDB’s Access to Information Policy (AIP) review. In the letter, addressed to the Vice President for Countries of the Inter-American…

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