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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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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COP28: River Protectors highlight the critical intersection of climate, biodiversity and human rights

COP28: River Protectors highlight the critical intersection of climate, biodiversity and human rights

During this year’s COP28 climate meeting in Dubai, International Rivers and partners brought attention to the critical need for prioritizing and addressing human rights and a just energy transition if our global climate goals are to truly succeed. The UNFCCC Climate meeting took place from November 30 to December 12, 2023. Sessions and negotiations on…

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PRESS RELEASE | Namibia at an Energy Crossroads: continue relying on climate-risky hydropower or harness its abundant and cost-effective renewables

PRESS RELEASE | Namibia at an Energy Crossroads: continue relying on climate-risky hydropower or harness its abundant and cost-effective renewables

TMP Public electricity sector assessment demonstrates that solar and wind represent the least-cost pathway to meeting Namibia’s current and future energy demand FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2023 Media contacts: Aqeelah Hassen, Communications and Campaigns Coordinator, International Rivers, ahassen@internationalrivers.org Windhoek, Namibia – Today, International Rivers and EarthLife Namibia released a study by TMP Public on…

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Press Release | COP27: Groups warn of severe climate and human rights risk of new hydropower dams and schemes

Press Release | COP27: Groups warn of severe climate and human rights risk of new hydropower dams and schemes

Dams and hydropower schemes create major loss and damage, including producing significant amounts of methane, biodiversity loss, and community displacement. In a warming world, droughts and flooding make hydropower an unreliable energy choice and an increasing danger to downstream communities. An urgent shift away from false solutions that harm people and ecosystems is essential. For…

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<strong>Guinea is at a crossroads in meeting its energy needs and respecting rights</strong>

Guinea is at a crossroads in meeting its energy needs and respecting rights

New study shows solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea by Josh Klemm & Ibrahima Kalil Bamba During a trip to Guinea last month, International Rivers and Centre de Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE) hosted a launch event for our latest study, “The feasibility of solar PV to…

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Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

Yesterday, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil approved the law draft that prohibits the construction of dams along the entire length of the Cuiabá River. The draft was authored by state deputy Wilson Santos (PSDB) and was created in response to the proposition of six dams on the river that…

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10 reasons why hydropower dams are a false climate solution

10 reasons why hydropower dams are a false climate solution

Originally published in Alternet by Josh Klemm and Eugene Simonov  Not only does hydroelectric power fail to prevent catastrophic climate change, but it also renders countries more vulnerable to climate change while emitting significant amounts of methane, one of the worst greenhouse gases. A river is a spectacular living corridor that feeds forests, fisheries, coastal ecosystems, and…

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Sustainable Energy for all: making a case for community-scale micro-hydro as the solution

Sustainable Energy for all: making a case for community-scale micro-hydro as the solution

By Nalori Chakma, South Asia Senior Programme Coordinator, Transboundary Rivers of South Asia The brief on Sustainable Energy for all: making a case for community-scale micro-hydro as the solution (2021) highlights the importance of community-led energy systems, with focus on micro hydro. It gives detailed recommendations on micro hydro power and how communities can lead…

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Expert Interview: Dipti Vaghela Explains How Community-based Micro-Hydropower is a People Empowerment Energy Solution

Expert Interview: Dipti Vaghela Explains How Community-based Micro-Hydropower is a People Empowerment Energy Solution

While our work at International Rivers focuses on fighting mega dams and destructive hydropower, we know that not all hydropower is the same nor bad for the environment.  In fact, community-based hydropower — such as pico, micro, and mini hydro — has provided socio-economic and environmental benefits to thousands of off-grid communities in the Asia…

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