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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New Study: Solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea

New Study: Solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea

Français ci-dessous On September 20, energy experts from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with support from International Rivers released a new study entitled, “The feasibility of solar PV to replace the Koukoutamba hydropower plant in Guinea – a quantitative study” (French and English). This study explores the feasibility of renewable energy alternatives to building the proposed…

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Mexico will host 2022 Mother Earth Summit CDMX in October

Mexico will host 2022 Mother Earth Summit CDMX in October

Earth Law Center Mexico and the Transdisciplinary Center for Sustainability (CENTRUS) at Universidad Iberoamericana are organizing the Mother Earth CDMX Summit to be celebrated from the 26th to the 28th of October (join in-person or online). Sign up here! The summit will focus on the recognition and implementation of the Rights of Nature as a…

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Geopolitics are not accounting for local communities

Geopolitics are not accounting for local communities

Originally published in Centre on Asia and Globalisation Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s newsletter Guest Column by Pianporn Deetes is Regional Campaigns Director, Southeast Asia Program at International Rivers Whatever the geopolitics of hydropower brings to the Mekong River, the people living alongside it must have a greater say in its future development….

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International Rivers and Tapajós de Fato launch podcast series “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

International Rivers and Tapajós de Fato launch podcast series “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

A three-episode series welcomes specialists to discuss relevant topics in the Tapajós region, including  bioeconomy, archaeological importance, and what hydrographic basins and rivers have to do with climate change. Link to information in Portuguese Brazil, 05 September 2022 – In celebration of Amazon week and following the publication of the “Tapajós Sob o Sol” (Tapajós…

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International Rivers e Tapajós de Fato lançam série de podcast “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

International Rivers e Tapajós de Fato lançam série de podcast “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

Série de três episódios recebe especialistas para debater temas relevantes da região do Tapajós, como a bioeconomia, a importância arqueológica e como as bacias hidrográficas e os rios têm a ver com as mudanças climáticas. Link para informações em inglês Brasil, 05 de setembro, 2022 – Em comemoração à semana da Amazônia e reforçando a…

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Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

A victory for the Pantanal– the world’s largest tropical wetland! By twenty votes to three, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso (ALMT) this week overturned Governor Mauro Mendes’ veto to bill PL 957/2019. Defended by socio-environmental groups, riverside communities, fishermen, and residents of the Baixada Cuiabana, the bill prohibits the installation of Small…

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Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Uma vitória para o Pantanal! Por 20 votos a três, a Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Mato Grosso (ALMT) derrubou nesta semana o veto do governador Mauro Mendes ao PL 957/2019. Defendido por entidades socioambientais, comunidades de ribeirinhos, pescadores e moradores da Baixada Cuiabana, o projeto de lei proíbe a instalação de Pequenas Centrais Hidrelétricas…

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World Water Week 2022: The Value of Water

World Water Week 2022: The Value of Water

People around the world are coming together starting today in Stockholm for World Water Week, the leading conference on global water issues, held every year since 1991. The Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world. The event is an important platform to understand and develop…

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Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian  congress representatives to legislate for the environment

Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian 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 – Socio-environmental organizations and coalitions including International Rivers convened a meeting Colombian congress representative with with the aim of promoting four legislative initiatives that seek progress in the implementation of public…

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