International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

After 16 years of a fight led mainly by women activists, Mexican communities halted the Zapotillo Dam System, stopping the project of flooding their ancestral lands.  For the past 16 years, three small Mexican communities – Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico in Jalisco State- have been struggling against construction of the Zapotillo Dam System, a megaproject…

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Exclusive Interview – Brazilian singer Victor Kinjo presents songs and reflections on river regeneration in a concert recorded at the boat Almirante do Lago, moored between the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, in São Paulo

Exclusive Interview – Brazilian singer Victor Kinjo presents songs and reflections on river regeneration in a concert recorded at the boat Almirante do Lago, moored between the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, in São Paulo

By Isadora Soares Music and reflections on river regeneration were the main ingredients for Brazilian singer, composer, and researcher Victor Kinjoa who presented the “Vem Pro Rio” concert yesterday (19) on his YouTube Channel. The show was recorded at the boat Almirante do Lago, moored between the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, in São Paulo. The…

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How Hydropower Development Devastated the Loktak Wetlands and the Livelihoods of Women and Communities

How Hydropower Development Devastated the Loktak Wetlands and the Livelihoods of Women and Communities

By: Jiten Yumnam, Nalori Dhammei Chakma and Petro Kotze The Meitei people call the Loktak Wetlands in India’s North East region Loktak Lairembi or, the mother goddess. The wetlands are the foundation of their socio-economic development and rich cultural heritage, but has been decimated by the construction of the contentious and controversial 105 MW Loktak…

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Animación de la Mesa Ciudadana por un río San Pedro sin Represas refuerza la protección del río San Pedro, en Chile

Animación de la Mesa Ciudadana por un río San Pedro sin Represas refuerza la protección del río San Pedro, en Chile

Por Isadora Soares Con sus 77 km de extensión, el hermoso paisaje del río San Pedro, en el sur de Chile, esconde la lucha silenciosa de la región contra el ya avanzado proyecto de construcción de la Central Hidroeléctrica San Pedro, proyecto que está interrumpido desde 2009.  La animación de poco más de cinco minutos…

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12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them

12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them

Podcasts are also a way to navigate a sea of information often produced by mainstream media. Affordable to be produced, these channels allow several independent and/or minority groups to amplify their voices and reach different audiences. They also address subjects that mainstream media has yet to cover with property, like climate collapse, rights of nature…

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PRESS RELEASE | COP26: UN human rights experts highlight continued human rights impacts of dams as civil society, Indigenous leaders call for UN climate financing mechanisms to exclude hydropower

PRESS RELEASE | COP26: UN human rights experts highlight continued human rights impacts of dams as civil society, Indigenous leaders call for UN climate financing mechanisms to exclude hydropower

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2021 For Spanish: https://intlrv.rs/3C4CUOS For Portuguese: https://intlrv.rs/3qoyD6A Glasgow, Scotland – As negotiators convened at COP26 in Glasgow attempt to break the deadlock on emissions cuts and financing mechanisms, a diverse set of voices are calling for the UNFCCC to exclude hydropower from consideration, citing dams’ grave human rights and climate…

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Petição: ONU Sem Barragens!

Petição: ONU Sem Barragens!

Durante a cúpula climática da COP26, os países membros da ONU irão discutir: (1) se deve ser estendido um programa que aprovou mais de 2.000 projetos hidroelétricos como compensações de carbono; e (2) se as barragens devem contar para as metas de redução de emissões, medidas pelos países membros da ONU como “Contribuições Determinadas a…

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Organizações da sociedade civil questionam ‘Política Verde’ do Pará na COP 26

Organizações da sociedade civil questionam ‘Política Verde’ do Pará na COP 26

Documento redigido por organizações nacionais e internacionais será entregue para paísesque estão em negociação de subsídios para o Estado do Norte, como o Reino Unido e aNoruega. Brasil, 4 de novembro de 2021 – Organizações que atuam na defesa do meio ambiente elaboraram um alerta aosfinanciadores internacionais que negociam um acordo com o governo do…

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Climate Change is Elevating the Financial Risks of New Hydropower

Climate Change is Elevating the Financial Risks of New Hydropower

by Justin Muhl and Josh Klemm As delegates converge at COP26 in Glasgow this week, many are promoting the notion of hydropower as central to weaning our energy systems off of fossil fuels. Yet hydropower generates significant greenhouse gases, particularly methane, and is one of the most vulnerable energy technologies to the impacts of climate…

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