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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Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Published in partnership with Open Development Mekong All over the world, women play a critical role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions about water. Years of experience have shown us that dams and other water infrastructure impact communities in gendered ways. Dam projects…

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PRESS RELEASE | International Climate Justice and Human Rights Organizations Call on ADB President to Raise Alarms About Vietnam’s Commitment to A Just Energy Transition During Upcoming Visit

PRESS RELEASE | International Climate Justice and Human Rights Organizations Call on ADB President to Raise Alarms About Vietnam’s Commitment to A Just Energy Transition During Upcoming Visit

MEDIA CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2024 While Asian Development Bank (ADB) President, Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, visits Vietnam next week from March 11-15, we urge him to sound the alarm on the country’s lack of genuine commitment to its Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) and other climate finance projects while its climate leaders…

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PRESS RELEASE | Over 100 International Organizations Denounce Belo Sun’s Efforts to Criminalize Brazilian Land Defenders

PRESS RELEASE | Over 100 International Organizations Denounce Belo Sun’s Efforts to Criminalize Brazilian Land Defenders

The Canadian mining company Belo Sun is attempting to build the Volta Grande gold mine which, if built, would be the largest open-pit gold mine in Brazil. Instead of responding to legitimate concerns about the environmental and human rights impacts of the project, the company has filed a criminal lawsuit against local community members and…

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PRESS RELEASE | Vietnamese Climate Defenders Honored in New 1-Minute Video During Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year

PRESS RELEASE | Vietnamese Climate Defenders Honored in New 1-Minute Video During Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024 #StandwithBach #FreeHong MEDIA CONTACT: maia@ripplestrategies.com www.standwithbach.org Please Share: English Version Here; Vietnamese Version Here Today, in time for Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year which begins on February 10, the Vietnam Climate Defenders Coalition, a group of over 30 international climate justice and human rights organizations, launched this video…

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Press Release | COP28: Civil Society Groups Convene at COP28 to Demand Urgent Release of Vietnam’s Climate Defenders

Press Release | COP28: Civil Society Groups Convene at COP28 to Demand Urgent Release of Vietnam’s Climate Defenders

For Immediate Release: 6 December 2023 Dubai, UAE – Following last week’s release of Vietnam’s Resource Mobilization Plan – an implementation plan detailing how the country intends to operationalize its energy transition package – civil society organizations including 350.org, Global Witness, International Rivers, and CEED International took part in events at COP28 to demand the…

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Press Release | Vietnam Prime Minister Today Announces Implementation Plan for $15.5 Billion Just Energy Transition While Climate Leaders Remain in Jail

Press Release | Vietnam Prime Minister Today Announces Implementation Plan for $15.5 Billion Just Energy Transition While Climate Leaders Remain in Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: V4climateleaders@gmail.com standwithbach.org     #StandWithBach        #FreeHongFreeThemAll Human Rights and Climate Justice Experts Available For Interviews December 1, 2023 (COP 28, Dubai) – Today the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, announced the plan for how the country will use the $15.5 billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) funds,…

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STATEMENT | The Detainment of Ms. Ngo Thi To Nhien

STATEMENT | The Detainment of Ms. Ngo Thi To Nhien

CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com On Friday, September 15, Ms. Ngo Nhien (Nhien), Executive Director of Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIETSE), an independent Vietnamese energy think tank, was detained by the police. This comes on the heels of U.S. President Biden’s recent visit to Hanoi in which the two countries strengthened their partnership and discussed human rights…

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Civil Society Organizations continue to call for more effective consultation processes from the Inter-American Development Bank

Civil Society Organizations continue to call for more effective consultation processes from the Inter-American Development Bank

Yesterday, International Rivers joined organizations from Latin America and the United States with a new open letter to the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn. The letter repeated the calls for the Bank to improve the quality of the consultation processes by addressing the group’s recommendations presented in previous letters. “(…) we…

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องค์กรประชาสังคมออกแถลงการณ์เรียกร้องการเยียวยาที่มีประสิทธิภาพแก่ผู้ประสบภัยเขื่อนลาวแตก

6 องค์กรภาคประชาสังคมประกอบด้วย KTNC Watch, Manushya Foundation, Inclusive Development International, International Rivers, Community Resource Centre (CRC), Thailand, ETOs Watch Coalition ,Fair Finance Thailand, Mekong Watch  ได้ออกแถลงการณ์ครบรอบ 5 ปีเหตุการณ์เขื่อนเซเปียน เซน้ำน้อยที่แขวงอัตตะปือแตก เมื่อวันที่ 23 กรกฎาคม 2018 โดยเขื่อนเสริม (Saddle D) ของโครงการไฟฟ้าพลังน้ำเซเปียน-เซน้ำน้อยในลาวพังทลายคร่าชีวิตผู้คน 71 คน ไร้ที่อยู่อาศัยนับพัน น้ำท่วมบ้านเรือนและหมู่บ้าน ห้าปีหลังจากเหตุการณ์อันน่าสลดใจนี้ ผู้รอดชีวิตยังคงไม่ได้รับการชดเชยหรือการเยียวยาที่เพียงพอ และยังคงต้องทนทุกข์ทรมานจากผลกระทบของภัยพิบัติ องค์กรภาคประชาสังคมกำลังเรียกร้องให้บริษัทและรัฐบาลที่เกี่ยวข้อง รวมถึงบริษัทก่อสร้างคือ SK Ecoplant และผู้พัฒนาและบริหารบริษัทเซเปียนเซน้ำน้อยพาวเวอร์( Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company (PNPC)) ตลอดจนรัฐบาลลาวและสาธารณรัฐเกาหลี ซึ่งเป็นผู้ให้ทุนสนับสนุนความช่วยเหลือด้านการพัฒนาที่เป็นทางการ(Official…

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PRESS RELEASE | Joint Statement: Lao Dam Disaster – NGOs decry lack of effective remedy for survivors five years on

PRESS RELEASE | Joint Statement: Lao Dam Disaster – NGOs decry lack of effective remedy for survivors five years on

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Yujung Shin (+82 010 8452 0108, yjshin@jihyanglaw.com) Pillkyu Hwang (hopenvision@naver.com) or Youngah Park (mashil049@gmail.com) Emilie Pradichit (emilie@manushyafoundation.org)  Joint statement in Thai On July 23, 2018, the auxiliary dam (Saddle D) of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos collapsed, killing 71 people, displacing thousands, and flooding homes and villages….

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