The Federal Government of Germany is currently considering an application to insure supplies to the Yamal gas project in the north of the Russian Federation with an export credit guarantee (Hermes guarantee). According to information available, however, the project will …

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*When: 28th of January, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.* *Where: Siemens’ annual shareholder meeting, Olympiahalle at Olympiapark, Munich, Germany* */During meeting, the board and shareholders will be challenged to reject bad business for the environment and indigenous populations in Brazil …

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(Zurich, Berlin, Vienna – 14.3.2012) On the occasion of today’s International Day of Action for Rivers an international coalition of environmental and human rights organisations launches a petition to UNESCO to become active in protecting potential World Heritage Sites which are under threat due to the construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey. For the first time initiatives from Turkey, Iraq and Iran engage jointly in the protection of their natural and cultural heritage.

14.1.2011 – The conflict over the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu river in Brasil has reached a new culmination point: The president of the Brasilian environmental protection agency IBAMA, Abelardo Bayma Azevedo, resigned in reaction to massive pressure to …

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October, 15th 2010. From October 11th until next Sunday, October 17th a
protest camp has been set up on the banks of the Tigris river in the
antique town of Hasankeyf in South-Eastern Turkey. Approximately 150
people, mostly from the surrounding region, come to the camp every day.