Press Release | COP27: Groups warn of severe climate and human rights risk of new hydropower dams and schemes

Press Release | COP27: Groups warn of severe climate and human rights risk of new hydropower dams and schemes

Dams and hydropower schemes create major loss and damage, including producing significant amounts of methane, biodiversity loss, and community displacement. In a warming world, droughts and flooding make hydropower an unreliable energy choice and an increasing danger to downstream communities. An urgent shift away from false solutions that harm people and ecosystems is essential. For…

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Open Letter from the Civil Society Group concerning the selection process for the presidency of the IDB Group

Civil society organizations and communities affected by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) projects hope that the current election process for the president of the IDB Group is taken as an opportunity to designate a person prepared to lead the transformations that the institution needs. The Bank should be headed by someone who can respond effectively to…

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There can be no justice for nature if there is no social justice

There can be no justice for nature if there is no social justice

Mexico City, 28 of October, 2022 – After three days of events, the Cumbre Madre Tierra 2022 has come to an end. On its last day, the event deepened the themes of Social Justice and food sovereignty based on their inherent rights. Dr. Fernando de La Fuente of Ibero University, reminded us about the importance…

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<strong>“We are all nature, and we’re here together to build on how to take our world to a side of more harmony”</strong>

“We are all nature, and we’re here together to build on how to take our world to a side of more harmony”

Day Two of the Cumbre Madre Tierra October 27 2022, Mexico City – The second day of #CumbreMadreTierra explored the rights of the oceans, rivers and other water sources, and discussed approaches to tackling climate change. Claudia Brindis, United Nations (UN) Harmony with Nature Program expert and operational director for Earth Law Center Mexico, began…

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Rights of Forests and Animals Species on Opening Day of Cumbre Madre Tierra CDMX 2022

Rights of Forests and Animals Species on Opening Day of Cumbre Madre Tierra CDMX 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, specialists and the public joined for the first day of Cumbre Madre Tierra 2022, an event organized by Earth Law Center Mexico and the Transdisciplinary Center for Sustainability (CENTRUS) at Ibero University in Mexico City. José Antonio Morfín Rojas, professor and director of the Science, Art and Technology Department at Ibero…

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<strong>Guinea is at a crossroads in meeting its energy needs and respecting rights</strong>

Guinea is at a crossroads in meeting its energy needs and respecting rights

New study shows solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea by Josh Klemm & Ibrahima Kalil Bamba During a trip to Guinea last month, International Rivers and Centre de Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE) hosted a launch event for our latest study, “The feasibility of solar PV to…

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Vídeo | Webinário “Belém 2030: localizando os ODS no ambiente urbano”

Vídeo | Webinário “Belém 2030: localizando os ODS no ambiente urbano”

Idealizado pela International Rivers, urbeOmnis e GT Infraestrutura, webinário “Belém 2030: localizando os ODS no ambiente urbano” reuniu especialistas e governantes aconteceu dia 19 de outubro, fazendo parte da programação do Circuito Urbano 2022, da ONU Habitat. Evento ao vivo contou com as participações de especialistas na região, como a professora Ana Cláudia Cardoso, da…

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Evento da ONU Habitat Brasil discute como município de Belém pode se tornar exemplo de cidade sustentável na Agenda 2030

Evento da ONU Habitat Brasil discute como município de Belém pode se tornar exemplo de cidade sustentável na Agenda 2030

Idealizado pela International Rivers, urbeOmnis e GT Infraestrutura, webinário “Belém 2030: localizando os ODS no ambiente urbano” reunirá especialistas e governantes no dia 19 de outubro, às 16h, e faz parte da programação do Circuito Urbano 2022 Click here for English version Brasil, 13 de outubro, 2022 – Na quarta-feira, 19 de outubro, às 16h,…

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International Rivers joined 42 organizations in calling on the OECD to ensure Brazil can end deforestation & protect human rights as it considers the nation for membership

International Rivers joined 42 organizations in calling on the OECD to ensure Brazil can end deforestation & protect human rights as it considers the nation for membership

Today, October 3rd, a civil society group published and sent a letter to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and relevant government agencies calling for a careful evaluation of Brazil’s climate and environmental policies, processes, and track records. The letter also highlights the necessity for strong due diligence, including third-party assessments, independent reviews, and…

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Civil society organizations call on the VP of the Inter-American Development Bank for more transparency and participation in IDB Access to Information Policy

Civil society organizations call on the VP of the Inter-American Development Bank for more transparency and participation in IDB Access to Information Policy

International Rivers joins 23 organizations delivering a letter addressed to Richard Martínez Alvarado, Vice President of theCountries Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) This week, 24 civil society organizations(CSOs) raised concerns about the consultation process designed for IDB’s Access to Information Policy (AIP) review. In the letter, addressed to the Vice President for Countries of the Inter-American…

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New Study: Solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea

New Study: Solar alternatives would cost less and outperform the proposed Koukoutamba Dam in Guinea

Français ci-dessous On September 20, energy experts from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with support from International Rivers released a new study entitled, “The feasibility of solar PV to replace the Koukoutamba hydropower plant in Guinea – a quantitative study” (French and English). This study explores the feasibility of renewable energy alternatives to building the proposed…

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