Letter to the CDM Board Regarding Sujiahekou Hydropower Project (China)

Friday, September 30, 2011
CDM Executive Board UNFCCC Secretariat Martin Luther King Strasse 8 P.O. Box 260124 D-53153 Germany Subject: Request for review of the Additionality of the CDM Project 3497: Sujiahekou Hydropower Station Dear Mr. Hession, We are writing to express our serious concern about the proposed project activity 3497: Sujiahekou Hydropower Station. Registration has been requested following a validation report by ERM Certification and Verification Services Limited which recommends approval. Since the deadline for requesting review is 2 October 2011, we trust that you will take our concerns seriously

Comments to CDM Executive Board on Stakeholder Consultations

Monday, August 15, 2011
CDM Executive Board Call for Inputs on the Validation Process International Rivers welcomes the opportunity to respond to the CDM Executive Board's important call for public inputs on the validation process. Our response identifies the current issues and suggests how improvements to the implementation of the existing modalities could be made. We make concrete recommendations on how the validation process can be strengthened by providing guidelines and rules to improve stakeholder participation and the transparency and quality of CDM projects. Our response is based on the input of CDM Watch and

Comments to the CDM Executive Board on First-of-its-Kind Analysis and Common Practice

Monday, August 15, 2011
International Rivers welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Executive Board's call for public input on the common practice analysis step of the additionality tool. One of the goals of the CDM is to support the introduction of cleaner and newer technologies that are unable to compete with conventional technologies in developing countries. Therefore the inclusion of the common practice analysis in the additionality tool is essential. Since a clear definition of common practice is not provided and guidelines have not been established for the assessment of common practice, it is quite easy

Citizens Concern for Dams and Development Comments Regarding Khuitam HEP (India)

Friday, July 22, 2011
Submission of the Citizens Concern for Dams and Development to Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd. in Response to Call for Comments to the PDD of 66 MW Khuitam HEP After perusal of the Project Design Document (PDD), Version 01 dated 21/06/2011(available on the UNFCCC website) of Khuitam Run-of-the-River Hydro Electric Project, Executive Summary of the Project and also the proceedings of the Public Hearing conducted on the proposed project at West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India and considering the views of affected villagers and the insistence for mega dam construction in almos

Comments to the Korean Foundation for Quality Regarding the Yunnan Gongguoqiao Hydropower Project (China)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Project Overview: Project Title: Yunnan Gongguoqiao Hydropower ProjectStatus: Under constructionLocation: Dalishu Village,Yunlong County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan ProvinceProject Participants: Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co., Ltd. (China)Vitol S.A. (Switzerland)Claimed Total Installed Capacity: 900 MW (4*225 MW)Claimed Annual Emission Reductions: 1,974,939 tCO2e/yearPlanned starting date of the first credit period: January 1, 2012 or date of registrationThe Yunnan Gongguoqiao Hydropower Project is the northernmost dam in an eight-dam cascade on the Lancang River, which emerg

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

Letter to Dongfang Electric Corporation and the Gibe 3 Project

Monday, September 27, 2010
Mr. Luo Zhigang President Dongfang Electric Corporation 333 Shuhan Avenue, Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610036 China September 27, 2010 Dongfang Electric Corporation and the Gibe 3 Project Dear Mr. Luo, On May 12 you, on behalf of Dongfang Electric Corporation, signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) to provide the hydro-mechanical and electro mechanical component of the Gibe 3 Dam project. We recently learned that the Industrial and Construction Bank of China (ICBC) in July approved funding to finance DEC's contract. DEC is seeking to build its internatio

Comments to TUV NORD Regarding the Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower Project (Vietnam)

Thursday, June 2, 2011
We request that the Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower Project not be validated and allowed to apply for CDM credits, because it is not an additional project, carries adverse environmental and social impacts, is unlikely to offset carbon emissions and has a record of poor planning, which makes it a risky venture. 1) Weak claims of additionality While the PDD sites the April 2009 signing of a CDM consultancy contract for the Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower Project as evidence that the project considered CDM assistance during the dam's early stages, this additionality argument is weak as it fails to expla

Organizations Worldwide Call For Alternatives to Biscarrués Dam

Kayakers enjoy the beautiful Gallego River
Friday, May 27, 2011
On May 27, International Rivers, along with organizations and individuals who attended the Third International Meeting of Dam Affected People and Their Allies sent the following letter to Doctora Aguilar Rivero, Spain's Minister for the Environment, expressing concerns about the proposed Biscarrues Dam on the River Gallego. If built the dam would destroy one of the last stretches where the river runs freely. Dra. Rosa Aguilar RiveroMinistry of Rural and Marine EnvironmentsFax: +91 597 5981secretaria.ministra@mapa.essecretaria.ministra@marn.essdirministra@mapa.es Dear Dra. Aguilar Rivero: Warm

Comments to ERM Cert Regarding the Sujiahekou Hydropower Station (China)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Project Overview:Project Title: Sujiahekou Hydropower StationStatus: Under constructionLocation: Tengchong County, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province, ChinaProject Participants: Yunnan Baoshan Binglangjiang Hydropower Development Co., Ltd (project owner)Carbon Asset Management Sweden Pte Ltd.Claimed Total Installed Capacity: 315 MW (3*105 MW)Claimed Annual Emission Reductions: 880,979 tCO2e/yearPlanned starting date of the first credit period: January 1, 2012Summary of Concerns:Sujiahekou Hydropower Station is a new hydropower station constructed and operated by Yunnan Baoshan Binglangjiang Hydropo


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