Summary of the Legal Demand Against the Energy Agreement in Spanish

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Resumen de la Demanda de Amparo contra el Congreso de la Republica del Peru y el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Peru (se citan solo algunas secciones del expediente original) Presentado al: Señor Juez Especializado en lo Civil de Lima Por: Central Ashaninka del Rio Ene (CARE), debidamente representada por su Presidenta Ruth Zenaida Buendia Mestoquiari Asesoramiento legal de FEDEPAZ PETITORIO Que, interponemos demanda de amparo contra el Congreso de la República del Perú y el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú, con la finalidad de que el Juzgado, ejercitando una efectiva

Lao Program Coordinator

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Position Available Lao Program CoordinatorBangkok, Thailand International Rivers supports communities around the world in protecting their rivers, watersheds and human rights. We work to halt destructive dams and encourage better methods of meeting needs for water, energy and protection from floods. International Rivers is looking for an experienced campaigner to work in our Southeast Asia Program. The position will be a permanent, full-time position based in Bangkok, Thailand. The Lao Program Coordinator will monitor the implementation of mitigation and compensation measures for existing dam

Amazon Program Policy Analyst

Friday, January 20, 2012
Position Available Amazon Program Policy Analyst Brasilia OfficeInternational Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world. Our work involves collaboration with local communities and their allies, research to fill information gaps on key issues, policy advocacy and communications strategies to increase public awareness. We are seeking a full-time campaigner and policy analyst to work in our Brazil regional office, located in Brasília. This is a full-t

Vote for Vale as the World's Worst Corporation of 2011

Vale has a stake in the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Update: Thanks to your support, Vale has won the title of World's Worst Corporation for the 2012 Public Eye Award! Read the press release A vote for Vale is a vote against the Belo Monte DamVale – the Brazilian mining company present in 38 countries and the largest iron-ore mining corporation in the world – is one of six finalists for the Public Eye Award, which annually holds a public vote to elect the worst corporation in the world. The winner is announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It is the first time that a Brazilian company is up for the awar

Advancements in the Field of Reservoir Emissions

Dead trees in the Petit Saut reservoir, French Guiana
Friday, December 2, 2011
A Briefing on Recent Research and GuidelinesPrepared by Dr. Payal Parekh for International Rivers December 2, 2011 IntroductionDead trees in the Petit Saut reservoir, French Guiana A large and growing number of scientific studies indicate that reservoirs, especially in the tropics, are a significant source of global greenhouse gas pollution. Major institutions such as the International Hydropower Association and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have developed specific guidelines and methodologies for measuring reservoir emissions in the field, though these

Take Action to Protect Rivers during COP17

A Solar Fair in Argentina
A Solar Fair in Argentina In today's changing climate, we need decentralized and diversified water and energy solutions that can best respond to increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. What we're getting instead is a push for more large dams. From November 28 to December 9, 2011, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa – COP17 – will bring together governments, international organizations, industry, and civil society to advance the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The hydropower industry and major financial institutions like

World Bank to Lead Climate Finance Without Energy Strategy?

Monday, November 28, 2011
On the first day of COP17 in Durban, South Africa, we launched a report with a host of other organizations working on climate change to shame the World Bank for promoting climate finance while not agreeing to a truly clean, forward-thinking Energy Strategy in 2011. The Bank lacks an Energy Strategy that promotes truly renewable energy and decentralized energy solutions to erradicate energy poverty. Read the report below, and Take Action to send a message to the World Bank to leave large hydropower out of its Energy Strategy. Unclear on the Concept Follow this link to download the report cour

10 Ways to Protect Rivers from Climate Change and Dams

Glacial lakes in Bhutan
Healthy rivers are critical for supporting life on Earth. They are especially necessary in light of the additional stresses that climate change will have on river-dependent communities and ecosystems. Watch our Google Earth 3D tour and read our online factsheet to learn more about why damming rivers is the wrong solution to climate change, and then take the 10 steps towards building a more river-conscious community: Spread the Word 1. Share the Google Earth video with your friends, families, and coworkers on Facebook and Twitter. 2. Show the video during an International Day of Action for

Sidestepping Science: Review of the Pöyry Report on the Xayaburi Dam

Executive SummaryThe Xayaburi Hydropower Project in northern Laos is the first dam proposed for the lower Mekong Mainstream. The stakes are high. Over 60 million people live in the Mekong River Basin, and their livelihoods and cultures are intimately connected with the river's natural cycles. As the world's largest inland fishery, the Mekong supplies the region's people with over half of their protein needs. Over 40 million people, or two-thirds of the population in the Lower Mekong Basin, are involved in the Mekong's fisheries at least part-time or seasonally. According to scientists, the Xay

Wrong Climate for Big Dams: Fact Sheet

Destroying Rivers Will Worsen Climate Crisis Proponents of large dams, hoping to capitalize on concern for climate change, are promoting a major expansion of large dams in developing countries. Yet large dams are highly vulnerable to climate change, which is changing rivers in ways we cannot predict. At the same time, healthy rivers are critical for helping people adapt to a changing climate. We need a water and energy revolution that dramatically cuts climate pollution and preserves the planet’s lifelines. Reducing climate pollution and eradicating poverty are two of the biggest challenges


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