PRESS RELEASE | Civil society condemns weaponization of Kakhovka dam, calls for sustainable recovery

PRESS RELEASE | Civil society condemns weaponization of Kakhovka dam, calls for sustainable recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2023   MEDIA CONTACTS:  Josh Klemm, +1 202 492 8904, jklemm@internationalrivers.org (English) Bonnie Barclay, +1 323 363 4874, bbarclay@internationalrivers.org (English) Oleksii Vasyliuk, +380 97 100 04 73, vasyliuk@gmail.com (Ukrainian and Russian) Link to statement in English, Russian, Ukrainian On Tuesday, Ukraine Nature Conservation Group (UNCG), International Rivers and over twenty other…

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STATEMENT | Civil society statement on Kakhovka dam disaster and restoration challenges

Link to the statement in English, Russian, Ukrainian Ukraine Nature Conservation Group, International Rivers, and the undersigned organizations condemn the weaponization of the Kakhovka hydropower dam, whose destruction has precipitated the manmade disaster unfolding in Ukraine, the impacts of which will be experienced by the environment and people for generations to come. Dams must not be used as…

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PRESS RELEASE | BRAZIL: More than 700 organizations release declaration against MP 1.154, an environmental setback and a weakening of regulatory bodies

Manifesto to Congress calls the changes “dismemberment of the environment” and calls on deputies and senators to reverse in plenary the setbacks approved yesterday Representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) sent a manifesto signed by 790 organizations to the leaders of Brazil’s National Congress criticizing the substitute for Provisional Measure 1.154, which was approved this…

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PRESS RELEASE | UN Working Group Finds Imprisonment of Vietnamese Climate Leader, Dang Dinh Bach, Arbitrary and Calls for His “Immediate and Unconditional Release”

PRESS RELEASE | UN Working Group Finds Imprisonment of Vietnamese Climate Leader, Dang Dinh Bach, Arbitrary and Calls for His “Immediate and Unconditional Release”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com International Coalition of Climate Justice and Human Rights Organizations to Launch Peaceful, Solidarity Hunger Strike Campaign with Bach May 24 – June 24 and Echo Call for Immediate Release from Prison The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention just released an opinion regarding the…

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Statement | Regarding the Release of Vietnamese Climate Leader, Ms. Nguy Thi Khanh  

Statement | Regarding the Release of Vietnamese Climate Leader, Ms. Nguy Thi Khanh  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com On behalf of an international coalition of climate justice and human rights organizations, we are overjoyed by news of the early release from prison of Vietnam climate hero, Ms. Nguy Thi Khanh.  Over the last 10 years, the internationally-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize winner worked with provincial…

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Financing Just Energy Transitions: the Importance of Ensuring Civic Space in Addressing the Climate Crisis

Financing Just Energy Transitions: the Importance of Ensuring Civic Space in Addressing the Climate Crisis

International Rivers’ Josh Klemm moderated the panel, “Financing Just Energy Transitions: the Importance of Ensuring Civic Space in Addressing the Climate Crisis” at the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, DC on April 14. Read Josh Klemm’s opening remarks: Welcome to those in the room and joining online. Today’s event comes at an important moment….

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Rivers Unite Us! Highlights of the 26th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers

Rivers Unite Us! Highlights of the 26th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers On March 14th for the 26th annual International Day of Action for Rivers, people all over the world gathered to protect and celebrate rivers.  The International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life was adopted by the participants of the first international…

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Calling for bold and inclusive Water Action for rivers and rights at the UN Water Conference

Calling for bold and inclusive Water Action for rivers and rights at the UN Water Conference

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers At last month’s UN Water Conference on March 22-24, International Rivers joined Indigenous leaders, civil society partners, and high-level public and private sector stakeholders to discuss key water-related issues and produce ambitious inclusive, and intersectional commitments and approaches that serve all.   About the UN Water Conference…

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Pak Lay and Luang Prabang dam Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Who benefits?

Pak Lay and Luang Prabang dam Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Who benefits?

By Pianporn Deetes and Gary Lee As media attention focused on the dissolution of the parliament to prepare for the upcoming national election, news that a Power Purchase Agreement with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) was signed for the Pak Lay dam slipped by without making much of a ripple. Gulf Energy, a Thai…

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