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PR – Attempt to Expel Indigenous Peoples from Proposed Baram Dam Site Denounced By Human Rights Group

Indigenous Peoples at Proposed Baram Dam Site have never given consent for the dam to be built or for logging and other preparatory works to proceed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Malaysian and international human rights organizations have united to publicly condemn the actions taken by authorities and logging company representatives to intimidate Indigenous Peoples in Sarawak at the proposed site of the Baram Dam.

PR – Mega First Corporation Put On Notice

Community members and NGO representatives file a complaint against Mega First Corporation with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
Monday, October 20, 2014
A coalition of six local, regional and international NGOs filed a complaint today with SUHAKAM, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, requesting investigation of the economic and social impacts of the Don Sahong Dam on behalf of Thai and Cambodian communities faced with a threat of losing their main food source.

PR – International Groups Demand New EIA for Lower Sesan 2 Dam

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Today, a group of 18 civil society organizations from Cambodia and the Mekong region issued a statement demanding that the project developers and the Cambodian Government conduct a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and release information on the redesign of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam.

PR – ADB Urged to Shelve Loan for Power Grid in Sarawak

Sarawak Energy Bhd, the state-owned company proposed to receive an ADB loan, is the subject of human rights investigations and corruption charges related to hydropower projects it is building.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and internationally are calling on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to shelve a proposal to loan up to US$45 million for building the “Trans-Borneo Power Grid” (transmission lines) in Sarawak, Malaysia.

เขื่อนดอนสะโฮง กระบวนการหารือฯ ล้มเหลวตั้งแต่ยังไม่เริ่ม

Thursday, October 2, 2014
2 ตุลาคม 2557 พนมเปญ กัมพูชา คณะกรรมการร่วมของคณะกรรมาธิการแม่น้ำโขง (Mekong River Commission - MRC) ประชุมในสัปดาห์นี้ที่กรุงพนมเปญ โดยคาดว่าจะมีการประกาศวันเริ่มต้นกระบวนการปรึกษาหารือล่วงหน้า (Prior Consultation) กรณีเขื่อนดอนสะโฮง ซึ่งดูเหม

PR – Ban Ki-Moon Urged to Champion Public Funds for Climate Finance

Brazil's controversial Jirau Dam may receive proceeds from a GDF Suez green bond issue in 2014.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Ahead of next week’s UN General Assembly and Climate Summit, 118 groups from 37 countries urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ensure that private finance is not counted as international climate finance, as well as ensure that the green bond market is truly green.

PR – Climate Marchers to Global Leaders: No Dirty Energy in the Green Climate Fund

Monday, September 22, 2014
As world leaders prepared to announce their actions on climate yesterday, thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City calling for wealthy nations to put money into the Green Climate Fund and demanding that none of it goes to finance dirty energy.

PR – ‘State of the World’s Rivers’ Project Documents Decline in Rivers From Dams

The database shows information for the world's 50 major river basins
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today, International Rivers launched “The State of the World's Rivers,” a first-of-its-kind database that illustrates how dams have helped impoverish the health of the world's river basins.

PR – Fate of Nam Ngiep River and Thousands of Lao Villagers in the Hands of ADB’s Board

Thousands of Hmong villagers will be affected by the Nam Ngiep 1 Dam
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bangkok, Thailand: Tomorrow, the fate of thousands of villagers living on the Nam Ngiep River in central Lao PDR will be in the hands of thirteen people sitting over 2,000 kilometers away, at the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The ADB’s Board of Directors will vote on whether to approve a US$ 50 million private sector loan for the construction of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project, a dam which is planned on the Nam Ngiep River, 40 kilometers from the confluence with the Mekong mainstream. The 290 MW Nam Ngiep 1 Dam is being advanced by the

PR – Laos to Undergo Prior Consultation, But Continue Building Don Sahong Dam

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In response to news from the 20th Meeting of the Mekong River Commission Council that Lao PDR has agreed to submit the Don Sahong Dam for Prior Consultation, as mandated under the 1995 Mekong Agreement, International Rivers issued the following statement from Southeast Asia Program Director, Ame Trandem


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