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UNESCO World Heritage Committee: Expresses "Serious Concern" Over Dams on the Changuinola and Bonyic Rivers

Thursday, July 21, 2011
In its 2011 annual meeting, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern over planned and existing dams in Panama and Costa Rica. IUCN and the World Heritage Centre will conduct a monitoring mission this year. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica/Panama)The World Heritage Committee Decision 35 COM 7B.29 Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),Regrets that the State Party of Panama did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as reque

NGO Letter to the World Heritage Centre and Committee Members

Friday, June 10, 2011
Mr. Kishore Rao Director World Heritage Centre 7, place de fontenoy 75352 Paris France Subject: Dams an Increasing Threat to World Heritage Sites in Asia, Africa and Latin America Dear Mr. Kishore Rao, We appreciate the work that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee continues to do to protect the world's cultural and natural heritage for future generations. We, the undersigned, represent civil society organizations that work to protect the world's most endangered rivers and the communities and ecosystems that depend on them. We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the increasing n

ACD Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Fuente: Comision de Politica Energetica, MEF, Panama
Comments on Chan 75 by the Alliance for Conservation and Development (ACD) and the Center for Biological DiversityCarbon Management Service TUV-SUD Group Germany Dear members of the Certification Body: We want to express our highest regards for the members of the certification body and the work do. Respectfully, we recommend that the certification body rejects the request for Certified Emission Reduction (CER) that was presented by AES Corporation for the Changuinola I (Chan 75) hydroelectric project in the Republic of Panama. This project has already caused very severe social and environmenta

Conservation Strategy Fund Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Friday, August 8, 2008
Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)Submitted to Manja Welzel, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, by John Reid, President of Conservation Strategy Fund To Whom It May Concern: The purpose of this letter is to comment on the Clean Development Mechanism Project Design Document submitted June 11, 2008, by AES-Changuinola S.A. for the Changuinol I hydroelectric project (also known as Chan 75). The project appears to be financially viable without income from carbon credits, and would therefore result in an overall increase in regulated emissions from parties to the Kyoto

The Corner House Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Comments by Larry Lohmann, The Corner House, on Changuinola 1 Hydropower Project in PanamaCLEAN DEVELOPMENTMECHANISM Changuinola 1 Hydroelectric Project in PanamaPROJECT DESIGN DOCUMENT Version 03.1 CommentsLarry LohmannThe Corner House OVERALL SUMMARY COMMENT 1. The evidence and arguments presented cannot establish the project as additional. The project cannot be argued to have passed any of Steps 0, 1, 3 or 4.2. The project cannot fulfil, and would indeed detract from, the sustainable development objectives of the CDM.3. In addition to the ecological threats the project poses, its notoriety

NRDC Letter to TÜV SÜD on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Friday, August 8, 2008
Comments on Changuinola I Hydroelectric Project (Panama)Ms. Manja Welzel TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbHCarbon Management ServiceFax ++49 89 5791-2756 Dear Ms. Welzel: Comments on Changuinola I Hydroelectric Project (Panama) I am writing, on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council ("NRDC"), to express our strong opposition to the application by AES Changuinola ("AES") for certified emission reduction credits ("CER") from the Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") for its Changuinola I Hydroelectric project ("Chan 75") in Bocas del Toro, Panama. NRDC is a non-governmental environmental o

CIEL Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Friday, August 8, 2008
COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REGARDING THE CHAN 75 DAM PROJECT IN PANAMASummary CIEL hereby presents comments on the Project Design Document of the Chan 75 project, in light of relevant criteria developed by the Clean Development Mechanism, in accordance with paragraph 40 of the CDM modalities and procedures as defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol.1 In short, CIEL finds that the project: (1) lacks additionality; (2) fails to adequately consult affected communities and obtain their free and prior informed consent; and (3) does not contribute to sus

Comments on Changuinola 1 (Chan 75) Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Valle del Rey village along the Changuinola River, which will be flooded by the Changuinola dams
Monday, August 11, 2008
Comments on the CDM Project Design Document (PDD) for the AES Changuinola I (a.k.a. Chan 75) Large Hydroelectric Dam Project: A Case of “Greenwash Additionality”Submitted by International Rivers to the project validator TÜV SÜDAugust 8, 2008Valle del Rey village along the Changuinola River, which will be flooded by the Changuinola dams Linda Barrera Project Overview: Location: Changuinola River, La Amistad UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Buffer Zone and Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, PanamaType: 222 MW; 99m concrete dam; 1394 ha reservoir.Project Promoter: AES CorporationSocial impacts: Inc

Dams Threaten Biodiversity and Indigenous People in Panama

Saturday, December 15, 2007
From December 2007 World Rivers Review This rainy season, a mushy mess is sliding down the Changuinola River Valley. Huge Volvo machines are tearing up old mountain roads, causing tons of chocolate-brown run-off to flow into nearby streams. The giant machines, operated by Panamanians and other Latinos, are opening new roads for the construction of the first of four large dams planned for this basin. About 100 new houses are being built for the dam's laborers, and a dozen finer homes for the project managers from Vattenfall, a Swedish construction company. The explosion of dam constr
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