STATEMENT | International Rivers statement on attacks against members of the Indigenous Enawenê-Nawê people

Link to the statement in Portuguese and English International Rivers strongly condemns the attacks against members of the Indigenous Enawenê-Nawê people last week. This aggression was carried out by security employees of Hydria Energia, which controls a series of hydropower dams on Brazil’s Juruena River in the state of Mato Grosso. These dams have been…

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The Kakhovka dam disaster — what next?

The Kakhovka dam disaster — what next?

By Josh Klemm, International Rivers Co-Director and Oleksii Vasyliuk, co-founder Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG). Originally published in the EU Observer. The destruction of the Kakhovka hydropower dam 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…

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PRESS RELEASE | Global Momentum Builds Calling for Freedom of Imprisoned Climate Leaders in Vietnam

PRESS RELEASE | Global Momentum Builds Calling for Freedom of Imprisoned Climate Leaders in Vietnam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com  Human Rights and Climate Justice Organizations Enter Last Week of Month-Long Hunger Strike on Behalf of Environmental Lawyer, Dang Dinh Bach  65 Groups Send Letter to President Obama Calling for Release of Obama Foundation Scholar, Hoang Thi Minh Hong #StandwithBach www.standwithbach.org Five of Vietnam’s most prominent…

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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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