Hydroelectric Dam In Panama Suspended, Hurrah!

The global movement against dams celebrates this week as the construction of Panama’s Barro Blanco dam was suspended. The country’s environmental agency, ANAM, put their foot down for numerous reasons: the violations of local community rights, the indefinite destruction of natural ecosystems, and its contribution to climate change. Read more...

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Native Landowners Unite to Oppose Gazetting of their land for the Baram Dam Reservoir

Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) Jaringan Selamatkan Sungai-Sungai Sarawak Secretariat Office: Lot 1046, 2nd Floor, Shang Garden Shoplots, Jalan Bulan Sabit, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Tel: 085-423044 / Fax: 085-438580 Email: saveriversnet@gmail.com Date: Feb. 9, 2015 Miri – Landowners from Baram collectively denounce the plans to extinguish their property...

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Indigenous Peoples’ Conference 2015 to discuss forward-looking vision of power development

Date: January 26, 2015 Kuching – On the occasion of International Energy Week (IEW), people representing diverse communities from across Sarawak are gathering to discuss the socio-economics of power development. They will be considering alternative perspectives on the opportunities for ensuring socio-economic development, including of the power sector, will serve...

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China’s Global Dam Builder at a Crossroads

The Chinese dam-building company Sinohydro, which is responsible for the construction of three hydroelectric dams in Malaysia, is failing to implement its own sustainable development policy framework. In this article International Rivers Policy Director Peter Bosshard examines Sinohydro’s continued evasion of its sustainability commitments, including its recent decision to consider building several...

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Borneo Project Holiday Craft Fair and Film Screening

Join the Borneo Project on Sunday December 14th at Mississippi Pizza in Portland, Oregon for a special film screening and holiday crafts sale! We will have original hand-made crafts from Borneo for sale and you’ll also have a chance to see our new 10-minute documentary, Damming Our Future, which sheds light...

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