Brumadinho: Three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, the worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade

Brumadinho: Three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, the worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade

From International Rivers Latin America Team The worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade. This January 25, 2022 marks three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, in Brumadinho, Brazilian city. Check the exclusive Photo Gallery that International Rivers and MAB (Movement Of People Affected by Dams –…

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Por um Pacto de Letícia com Povos Indígenas, Amazônicos, Afrodescendentes, Quilombolas e Andinos.

Por um Pacto de Letícia com Povos Indígenas, Amazônicos, Afrodescendentes, Quilombolas e Andinos.

International Rivers, a organização peruana Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) e outras entidades da sociedade civil convidam comunidades tradicionais do Brasil e da América Latina à assinar um pronunciamento para exigir a participação de povos indígenas, quilombolas, andinos e amazônicos em qualquer tomada de decisão relacionada ao Pacto de Letícia. Em 2019, os governos…

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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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International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

After 16 years of a fight led mainly by women activists, Mexican communities halted the Zapotillo Dam System, stopping the project of flooding their ancestral lands.  For the past 16 years, three small Mexican communities – Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico in Jalisco State- have been struggling against construction of the Zapotillo Dam System, a megaproject…

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12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them

12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them

Podcasts are also a way to navigate a sea of information often produced by mainstream media. Affordable to be produced, these channels allow several independent and/or minority groups to amplify their voices and reach different audiences. They also address subjects that mainstream media has yet to cover with property, like climate collapse, rights of nature…

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Advancing Pico / Micro Hydropower in the Ganga, Meghna, Brahmaputra, and Salween River Basins

Advancing Pico / Micro Hydropower in the Ganga, Meghna, Brahmaputra, and Salween River Basins

By Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) Originally published on HPNet’s website The river basins of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Meghna, and Salween (GBMS) Rivers are endowed with rich natural resources, exceptional biodiversity, and vibrant indigenous cultures.  Yet social and environmental well-being continue to be undermined by large hydro development, as decision makers seek economic prosperity and economic…

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Press Release | Civil Society Groups Across Asia demand the ADB recalibrate its Draft Energy Policy in line with climate and community realities

Press Release | Civil Society Groups Across Asia demand the ADB recalibrate its Draft Energy Policy in line with climate and community realities

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Manila, Philippines –Civil society groups across South, Southeast and Central Asia are raising the alarm as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gears up to announce a new Energy Policy that — unless recalibrated — will fail to reflect the realities of climate science and local peoples’ burning concerns. On September 6th, the…

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