Celebrating Monti Aguirre’s 25 years at International Rivers: Championing Rivers and Communities

Celebrating Monti Aguirre’s 25 years at International Rivers: Championing Rivers and Communities

A river’s journey not only sustains life, it also symbolizes the flow of people, cultures, and traditions. The protection of these precious waterways often requires the dedication of individuals who go above and beyond to advocate for their rights. One such individual is Monti Aguirre, whose remarkable 25-year journey at International Rivers has been nothing…

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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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Press Release | More than five thousand people vibed to the rhythm of the ‘Somos Cuenca 2023 Festival’ in Concepción

Press Release | More than five thousand people vibed to the rhythm of the ‘Somos Cuenca 2023 Festival’ in Concepción

November 18 – 19, 2023 – More than five thousand people filled the square of the University of Concepción inChile, and joined organizations at the closing of the festival Somos Cuenca 2023 festival. Over eighty organizations from six countries including Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the United States, and Chile, joined together to celebrate the…

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International Rivers joins the launch of the Chilean initiative, “Ríos Protegidos”

International Rivers joins the launch of the Chilean initiative, “Ríos Protegidos”

Supported by International Rivers and various organizations, the initiative aims for the protection and restoration of Chile’s rivers. It was launched this November during the Somos Cuenca 2023 Festival in Concepcion, Chile. The University of Concepción was the stage for launching the “Ríos Protegidos” initiative (www.riosprotegidos.cl), which brings together various civil society organizations, research centers,…

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The Biobío River is the star at this year’s Somos Cuenca Festival in Chile

The Biobío River is the star at this year’s Somos Cuenca Festival in Chile

This month, International Rivers was honored to be part of an inspiring event, ‘Somos Cuenca 2023 Festival’ in Concepción, Chile. With a spirit of fostering collaboration and celebrating Chile’s basin waters, the festival united diverse individuals and organizations committed to conserving the rivers. This gathering, which took place from November 11th to 19th, opened pathways…

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PRESS RELEASE | Mineradora Belo Sun assedia juridicamente líderes comunitários da Volta Grande do Xingu, defensores de direitos humanos e ambientalistas

PRESS RELEASE | Mineradora Belo Sun assedia juridicamente líderes comunitários da Volta Grande do Xingu, defensores de direitos humanos e ambientalistas

Contatos para imprensa: Verena Glas: veglass@uol.com.br ou +55.1199853.9950 Leandro Barbosa: lbarbosa@amazonwatch.org ou +55.11.98691.1338 Em meados de outubro deste ano, a mineradora Belo Sun Ltda., que quer instalar a maior mina de ouro a céu aberto do Brasil a poucos quilômetros da hidrelétrica de Belo Monte, na Volta Grande do Xingu, Pará, entrou com uma ação…

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More than 270 organizations, experts and environmentalists call for an end to new hydroelectric dams in the Amazon 

More than 270 organizations, experts and environmentalists call for an end to new hydroelectric dams in the Amazon 

In just six hydroelectric projects in the region, more than 60,000 people have already had to leave their homes or have had their life and/or food security threatened. Brazil, November 22, 2023 – More than 270 civil society organizations, experts and environmentalists have come together in an urgent appeal to government authorities, including President Luiz…

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How the Rights of Nature Movement Can Protect Rivers in Brazil

How the Rights of Nature Movement Can Protect Rivers in Brazil

by Flavio Montiel, International Rivers’ Brazil Manager Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in the second Brazilian Rights of Nature Forum held in Ilhéus, Brazil. The forum served as a gathering point for more than 300 people from diverse biomes of Brazil. The event brought together environmentalists, legal scholars, Indigenous leaders, original populations,…

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Salween communities file lawsuit to halt the Yuam/Salween Water Diversion Project

Salween communities file lawsuit to halt the Yuam/Salween Water Diversion Project

by Pianporn Deetes, Regional Campaigns Director, Southeast Asia Program October 18, 2023 – Over 80 people gathered at the Chiang Mai Administrative Court in Thailand today to mark the filing of a lawsuit against the Yuam/Salween Water Diversion Project. The lawsuit challenges the legitimacy of the project and the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA), which…

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Mekong River defender Niwat Roykaew wins award

Mekong River defender Niwat Roykaew wins award

On Thursday, October 12, Mekong River defender Niwat Roykaew became the first Thai to receive the Leader on the Frontlines Award from the Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organisation based in San Francisco, California. Niwat Roykaew also known as “Kru Thi”, is the chair of the Chiang Khong Conservation Group and director of Mekong…

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