Statement - Declaration

Thai Network Statement on Don Sahong Dam

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Public Statement of the Network of Thai People in Eight Mekong Provinces, demand for transboundary impact assessment of Don Sahong Dam. Serious effort must be made to consult with people living by the Mekong

Statement from Global South Civil Society Calling for No Dirty Energy in the Green Climate Fund

Monday, May 12, 2014
We are organizations, movements and communities from developing countries whose citizens bear the brunt of the most harmful consequences of climate change. The Green Climate Fund is of vital concern for us as the mobilization of unprecedented levels of finance is urgently needed as part of an immediate and strategic response to the climate crisis.

Public Statement: Stop Mekong Mainstream Dams - Stop All Investment

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A cascade of hydropower dams planned and being built on the Upper and Lower Mekong River mainstream pose significant threat to the Mekong River and its people. Scientific evidence to date has demonstrated the enormous impact these dams will have on the region by blocking vital fish migration routes, stopping sediment flows important to agricultural production, and destroying the river’s ecosystems and biodiversity. Already six hydropower dams have been built on the Upper Mekong mainstream in China. Since mid-December 2013, the Mekong’s water levels have suffered from sharp decreases and i

New Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development in Lao PDR Raises Concerns

Sunday, December 22, 2013
On 9th December 2013, International Rivers submitted comments and concerns about the new proposed text of the Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development in Lao PDR (PSHD). Our comments, sent to the Lao Government's Department of Energy Policy and Planning, Ministry of Energy and Mines, can be downloaded here: International Rivers Comments on the PSHD

Briefing Paper on IDA 17 and Global Energy Finance

Thursday, December 12, 2013
The World Bank fails to address the challenges of energy poverty and climate change. This briefing paper presents the case for a shift of global energy finance from the World Bank to institutions such as the Green Climate Fund.

Parakanã Declaration on the Belo Monte Dam

Thursday, September 12, 2013
We, the Parakanã people of the Apyterewa Indigenous Territory, are tired of waiting.

Nelson Mandela's Speech at the Publication of the WCD Report

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Nelson Mandela honored the World Commission on Dams with a speech at the launch of the WCD's final report in London on November 16, 2000.

Letter from Indigenous Peoples of the Xingu and Tapajós

Thursday, May 2, 2013
(Translated from Portuguese) We are the people who live in the rivers where you want to build dams. We are the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakanã, Arara, fishermen and peoples who live in riverine communities. We are Amazonian peoples and we want the forest to stand. We are Brazilians. The river and the forest are our supermarket. Our ancestors are older than Jesus Christ. You are pointing guns at our heads. You raid our territories with war trucks and soldiers. You have made the fish disappear and you are robbing the bones of our ancestors who are buried on our l

Declaration of the Jericoa Community

Thursday, March 21, 2013
The indigenous community of Jericoa, composed of Xipaia, Curuaia, and Canela families, issued this declaration on March 21st during an indigenous occupation of the Belo Monte dam.

Eleven Belo Monte Activists Criminalized

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Note of Support Victims of Belo Monte are not criminals Original text (Portuguese) From the moment they were conceived during the dictatorship, the projects to dam the Xingu River at Altamira, Pará, Brazil, have generated indignation, anger and fierce opposition of the peoples of the basin of which is one of the most important and mega-divers rivers of this country. For over 23 years, social movements of the Xingu river have resisted the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Parallel to the Rio +20 biodiversity conference, they realised the Xingu +23 gathering at Altamira, June 13 thru 16, bringin


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