PRESS RELEASE | New Report Highlights the Missing “Just” from Vietnam’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)

PRESS RELEASE | New Report Highlights the Missing “Just” from Vietnam’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 17, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: maia@ripplestrategies.com Report Released One Week Prior to Anniversary of Climate Leader  Mr. Dang Dinh Bach’s Imprisonment for Speaking Out Against Coal A new in-depth report about Vietnam’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) was released today, outlining the problems with the financing, governance, energy solutions, and participation necessary…

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PRESS RELEASE | Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP) of the OvaHerero of the Kaokoland in Angola and Namibia (the Ovahimba) gives recognition to Indigenous Peoples

PRESS RELEASE | Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP) of the OvaHerero of the Kaokoland in Angola and Namibia (the Ovahimba) gives recognition to Indigenous Peoples

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 12, 2024  Karipetua Uarije, representative of the OvaHerero Biocultural Community Protocol Custodian Committee, kuarije@yahoo.com Natasha Prince, Natural Justice, natasha@naturaljustice.org Siziwe Mota, International Rivers, smota@internationalrivers.org Opuwo, Namibia: The first written Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP) of the OvaHerero peoples of the Kaokoland in Namibia and Angola, capturing their history, cultural practices, and traditions, was…

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NEW LAUNCH | Biocultural Community Protocol of the Ovaherero of the Kaokoland in Angola and Namibia (the OvaHimba)

NEW LAUNCH | Biocultural Community Protocol of the Ovaherero of the Kaokoland in Angola and Namibia (the OvaHimba)

This week, the OvaHerero peoples, and their supporting organizations, Natural Justice and International Rivers, are launching the Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP) of the OvaHerero of the Kaokoland in Namibia and Angola. Press release here. The development of the Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP) of the OvaHerero of Kaokoland in Namibia and Angola started in 2020, embracing…

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PRESS RELEASE | Historic Asia Women and Rivers Congress Unites Over 125 Women Leaders Calling for Equity and Justice

PRESS RELEASE | Historic Asia Women and Rivers Congress Unites Over 125 Women Leaders Calling for Equity and Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 10,  2024  Congress photos here MEDIA CONTACTS:  Lin Hnin Aye, Oxfam, lin.hninaye@oxfam.org + 95 9 761 994118 Bonnie Barclay, International Rivers, bbarclay@internationalrivers.org, +1 323 363 4874 Thailand – Over 125 women leaders and partners from 18 countries convened in Chiang Rai, Thailand, for the Asia Women and Rivers Congress, a…

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Introducing the 2024 Asia Women and Rivers Congress

Introducing the 2024 Asia Women and Rivers Congress

Over 120 women leaders will join together next week for the Asia Women and Rivers Congress. The Asia Women and Rivers Congress will bring together women leaders from riverine and indigenous communities, civil society, academia, and policymakers to discuss water, energy, and climate change challenges that are faced in transboundary river basins that flow across…

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Press Release | Marañón River as a Holder of Rights: Press Conference and Upcoming Appeal of Landmark Case

Press Release | Marañón River as a Holder of Rights: Press Conference and Upcoming Appeal of Landmark Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2024 Media Contacts: F. Javier Ruíz, Earth Law Center, (jruiz@earthlaw.org, +52 55 2403 3277) Juan Carlos Ruíz, Instituto Defensa Legal, (jruiz@idl.org.pe, +51 997 521 685) Iquitos, Perú — On May 9th, the Indigenous Kukama Women Federation (Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana), through its lawyers Instituto Defensa Legal, will appear before the Superior…

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Statement | Dam collapse in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Statement | Dam collapse in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Português abaixo e aqui International Rivers expresses its concern and solidarity over the unfolding tragedy in southern Brazil, where a partial dam collapsed after torrential rainfall at the 14 de Julho hydroelectric plant and unleashed a wall of water on communities downstream. At least 30 people have reportedly died and dozens more are missing. More…

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Congo River Basin Animation Series

Congo River Basin Animation Series

  ***Français ci-dessous*** International Rivers’ Africa Program is excited to launch an animated community education series on the Congo River Basin.  This animated series aims to provide easily digestible information for riverine and hydropower dam-affected communities. It covers the basics of river basin ecology, hydroelectric dams and their impacts, as well as community rights and renewable…

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Congratulations to Astrid Puentes, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

Congratulations to Astrid Puentes, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

With immense pleasure and gratitude, International Rivers congratulates former board member Astrid Puentes Riaño on her new appointment to this critical United Nations role.  At the 55th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Astrid Puentes was appointed the next UN Special Rapporteur on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment….

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Apple Urged to Address Climate Justice Concerns in Vietnam by 60+ Organizations Around the World

Apple Urged to Address Climate Justice Concerns in Vietnam by 60+ Organizations Around the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2024 CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com More than 60 human rights and environmental organizations from around the world, including 350.org, Global Witness, EarthRights, International Rivers, Project88, Global Network of Movement Lawyers, and Stand.Earth, today issued a pressing call to Apple’s leadership team and Board of Directors, urging them to take action regarding the…

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Water For All! Highlights from the 27th International Day of Action for Rivers

Water For All! Highlights from the 27th International Day of Action for Rivers

On March 14th, people all over the world gathered to protect and celebrate rivers for the 27th annual International Day of Action for Rivers.  This year, we recorded over 110 events in more than 40 countries with thousands of people celebrating their rivers, and uniting against dams, water diversions and pollution in multiple ways. You…

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