PRESS RELEASE | Landmark ruling: The Peruvian Court of Nauta recognizes the rights of the Marañón River and the Indigenous communities as its guardians

PRESS RELEASE | Landmark ruling: The Peruvian Court of Nauta recognizes the rights of the Marañón River and the Indigenous communities as its guardians

In a historic milestone for the protection of the Marañón River, led by indigenous Kukama women of Peru, the Peruvian Mixed Court in Nauta ruled to protect the rights of the Marañón River FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here for the Spanish version March 19, 2024 MEDIA CONTACTS: Isadora Armani, International Rivers, iarmani@internationalrivers.org (English, Spanish, Portuguese)…

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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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[Nota de prensa] Regresa el Samaná Fest: una celebración de agua blancas, conservación y comunidad

[Nota de prensa] Regresa el Samaná Fest: una celebración de agua blancas, conservación y comunidad

Contacto de prensa: Luz Adriana Ramos García | luzadriana@ramosgarcia.com.co | M +57 (317) 510-3270 Catalina Ramos Garcia | catalina@ramosgarcia.com.co | M +57 (314) 408-9357 Samaná Fest, el evento emblemático que fusiona la pasión por los deportes de aventura, la conservación ambiental y la celebración comunitaria, regresa este año con una propuesta más emocionante y completa que…

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Your Achievements for Rivers in 2023

2023 has been a remarkable year for rivers, thanks to our amazing staff, our partners, and ardent supporters and river champions like you. We have expanded the movement, connected people with decision makers, advanced river protections, and used our platform to move the needle on restoring rivers and ecosystems through removing obsolete dams You fueled…

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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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Brent Blackwelder’s Environmental Legacy

International Rivers, its Board of Directors and staff, mourns the loss of Brent Blackwelder, a revered member of the International Rivers’ Board, whose dedication to safeguarding our world’s rivers has forever enriched our organization’s mission and spirit. Brent was a visionary leader whose dedication reshaped the global landscape for rivers and environmental justice. His impact…

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Board News | Thank you and Welcome

Welcome to New Board Member, Evelyn Arce Erickson We congratulate and welcome Evelyn Arce Erickson to the International Rivers Board as a member at-large. Evelyn is a descendant of the Muisca people of Colombia and brings unique talents, expertise and perspectives to our work to protect rivers and the rights of those who are their…

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DRC Delegation Addresses the Green Hydrogen Hype in Europe

DRC Delegation Addresses the Green Hydrogen Hype in Europe

Introduction In September, International Rivers accompanied civil society partners and community leaders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to meet with European policymakers and civil society organizations, to discuss Germany and the EU’s green hydrogen development and extraction plans concerning the DRC, including raising concerns for potential investment in the planned Grand Inga…

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