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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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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