Court ruling halts mining project in North Sumatra

An administrative court in Jakarta has ruled in favor of local community representatives who are challenging the environmental permit for a controversial mining project in North Sumatra. Given the vulnerability of the area, which is one of the most active earthquake zones in the world, and the risk involved in the project, including plans to […]

Bank Dunia mengatakan tambang Sumatera Utara menimbulkan risiko “ekstrim”

DPM Field Office Dairi

Investigasi Bank Dunia telah menyimpulkan bahwa tambang seng dan timah yang sedang dikembangkan di Sumatera Utara, Indonesia oleh Dairi Prima Mineral, anak perusahaan dari China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC) menghadapkan komunitas sekitar dengan “risiko ekstrem” Yang menjadi perhatian khusus adalah bendungan tailing yang dirancang ini dimaksudkan untuk menyimpan produk sampingan beracun […]

World Bank watchdog says North Sumatra mine poses “extreme” risks

DPM Field Office Dairi

>> Read this release in Indonesian A World Bank investigation has concluded that a zinc and lead mine being developed in North Sumatra, Indonesia by Dairi Prima Mineral, a subsidiary of China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC), poses “extreme” risks to nearby communities. Of particular concern is a planned tailings dam meant […]

Two Years After Lao Dam Collapse: The Call for Justice Persists

Two years ago today, at least 70 people died or disappeared and over 7000 were displaced when a dam collapsed in Laos, submerging homes, families and entire villages under a rushing wall of water. On the second anniversary of the disaster, those affected are yet to see justice. Inclusive Development International joins International Rivers and […]

Indonesia: Investigate Suspicious Death of Environmental Human Rights Defender


(October 31, 2019) – In solidarity with Indonesian colleagues, Inclusive Development International joins civil society groups around the world in calling on the Indonesian government to launch a thorough and transparent investigation into the suspicious death of environmental human rights defender, Golfrid Siregar.  We call on the Indonesian government to urgently protect its human rights defenders.

Five leading advocacy organizations withdraw planned hydropower session at World Bank Annual Meetings after the Bank refuses to participate

JOINT STATEMENT Every year at its Annual General Meetings, the World Bank hosts a “Civil Society Policy Forum” (CSPF) in order for the Bank to learn from and dialogue with civil society organizations. This year our organizations — the Center for International Environmental Law, Bank Information Center, International Rivers, Inclusive Development International and Green Alternative- […]

In Solidarity with the People of the Narmada Valley


When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his happiness earlier this week that water levels at the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) dam had “reached a historic 134.00 meters,” and encouraged the public to visit, he failed to acknowledge the many thousands of people living near the dam site whose lives have been ruined by its construction. […]

Narmada: Statement of Solidarity

We, members of the civil society organizations from 12 countries express our deep concern at the growing humanitarian crisis in Narmada valley, in Central India, where thousands of families are evicted without rehabilitation for the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada dam). We are also concerned about the deteriorating health of Medha Patkar, the senior activist, who is […]