Letter to World Bank Executive Directors Regarding Nam Theun 2 Site Visit

Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Letter from 22 NGOs highlighting key issues with Nam Theun 2 as Executive Directors prepare for a site visit.

Letter to World Bank from 40 NGOs Regarding Transparency in Nam Theun 2 Project

Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Letter calling for disclosure of the NT2 Power Purchase Agreement, Concession Agreement and financial analyses.

Letter to World Bank Requesting Nam Theun 2 Documents

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Letter requesting the Concession Agreement, the Power Purchase Agreement, and the logging mission report for Nam Theun 2.

International Rivers Comments on Bayano Large Hydro Project (Panama)

Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Current Status: Validation Terminated (as of Aug 2009) Comments on AES Panama's Project Design Document for Bayano Hydroelectric Project Requesting Validation for Senter Internationaal’s CERUPT Carbon Credit ProgrammeSubmitted to SGS Summary SGS should not validate Bayano Hydroelectric Project as a CDM project. The project is non–additional – it is already more than two–thirds complete and is scheduled to be completed whether or not it receives carbon credits. The estimate of avoided emissions due to the project is not scientifically sound. The project may result in substantial emis

IRN Comments on Bujagali Large Hydro Project (Uganda)

Bujagali Falls
Monday, August 19, 2002
Comments on the Project Proposal regarding the Bujagali Hydropower Project Submitted by the AES Corporation to Senter Internationaal 1. Introduction Bujagali Falls International Rivers Network supports local communities and NGOs around the world working to protect their rivers and watersheds. It has been asked by Ugandan NGOs, including the National Association of Professional Environmentalists, to raise the serious social, environmental, economic and corruption–related problems of the Bujagali hydropower project on the Victoria Nile with international financial institutions.

Letter from 110 NGOs Urging the Asian Development Bank Not to Support NT2

Friday, January 25, 2002
Letter detailing environmental and social problems with Nam Theun 2, the lack of power demand in Thailand, violations of World Commission on Dams guidelines, and the track record of ADB dams in Laos.

International Rivers Comments on ADB Draft Environment Policy Working Paper, August 2001

Friday, August 31, 2001
International Rivers submitted the following answers to the questionnaire circulated by ADB to solicit comments on the Draft Environment Policy Working Paper. 1. What were you pleased to see included in the Working Paper? What did you like? International Rivers is pleased to see that the ADB is adopting an environmental policy to guide its operations and its policy dialogue with member countries. The document contains many commendable principles. We would also like to commend the ADB on the process of consulting a wide range of stakeholders in developing this policy, and we hope that these co

Letters to the Asian Development Bank Regarding Theun-Hinboun Concerns

Wednesday, June 20, 2001
A series of letters sent to the Asian Development Bank in 2001 urging them to ensure that villagers affected by Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project are adequately compensated for their losses.

Letter to World Bank Executive Director Regarding Nam Theun 2 Concerns

Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Jan PiercyExecutive DirectorWorld Bank1818 H St., NWWashington, D.C. Dear Ms. Piercy, Thank you for meeting with some of us on June 27 to discuss the proposed Nam Theun 2 Dam project in Lao PDR. As requested, we are writing to report the results of the June 30th meeting between representatives of International Rivers, Environmental Defense Fund, Bank Information Center, Friends of the Earth, the Center for International Environmental Law and the National Wildlife Federation -- collectively representing over four million members and supporters -- and approximately 20 World Bank, IFC and Louis

Letter to World Bank Citing Concerns about Nam Theun 2

Wednesday, September 13, 1995
Ms Rebecca B. HallCountry OfficerCountry Department 1East Asia and Pacific RegionWorld Bank1818 H. Street, NWWashington, DC 20433Fax 202 477 6391Dear Ms HallI am writing to express International Rivers's concern over the possibility of World Bank support for the Nam Theun II hydropower project in Laos. Nam Theun II will undoubtedly have serious environmental and social impacts, which have so far been totally inadequately addressed in the little project documentation available. We believe that support for the project from the World Bank would be in contravention of a number of the institution'


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