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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Our Opinion: Borneo

Borneo, by Joe Lamb, Founder of the Borneo Project We live in interesting times. Some consider living in interesting times to be a curse, perhaps a euphemistic translation of the Chinese, 住在不好的時候 , “to be born in bad times.” Others think the saying originates in ancient Ireland. Perhaps the curse...

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Indigenous Peoples Call for the Respect of Traditional Livelihoods in Rio+20 Outcomes

At the Rio+20 global summit, indigenous peoples from all over the world have come to present solutions for sustainable development, flag serious risks associated with government ‘green’ proposals, and highlight how indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge and practices contribute to sustaining the world’s most fragile ecosystems. Read here about how traditional...

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