Rivers, Dams & Climate Change: Publications
- Tropical Hydropower is a Significant Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Prepared for COP10, this report responds to International Hydropower Association claims regarding greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs. (PDF). December 2004.
- A Preliminary Review of the Impact of Dam Reservoirs on Carbon Cycling. A report prepared for International Rivers Network by Payal Parekh. (PDF). November 2004.
- Powering a Sustainable Future: The Role of Large Hydropower in Sustainable Development. Examines the role of large hydro in sustainable development and suggests principles to ensure cost–effective, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development of the world’s energy resources. October 2004.
- The declaration, Renewables Yes! Big Hydro No! summarizes "12 Reasons". (see below) Prepared for the "Renewables 2004" conference in Bonn. June 2004.
- 12 Reasons to Exclude Large Hydro from Renewables Initiatives. (Español) Endorsed by 260 citizen’s groups from 61 countries. December 2003.
- Large Hydro Still a Large Problem: a status note on large hydro and the CDM for COP 9. December 2003.
- EU Emissions Trading Should not be Linked with Destructive Hydro Projects, message from Greenpeace, IRN and CDM Watch urging European Parliament to safeguard climate policy. October 2003.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Dammed Ugly: Status Note on Large Hydro and the Clean Development Mechanism, an update to Damming the CDM, by IRN and CDM Watch. May 2003.
- Warming the Earth: Hydropower threatens efforts to curb climate change. May 2003.
- The Coming Storm: Preparing for a warming water world. May 2003.
- Damming the CDM: Why Big Hydro is Ruining the Clean Development Mechanism, released at COP8 in New Delhi by IRN and CDM Watch. October 2002.
- Flooding the Land, Warming the Earth: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dams, by Patrick McCully. June 2002.
- Chapter on greenhouse gas emissions from Restructured Rivers: Hydropower in the Era of Competitive Markets, by Philip Raphals. May 2001.
- Dirty Reservoirs: Greenhouse Gas Emitting Dams. Excerpted from the new introduction of the updated & expanded 2001 edition of: Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams, by Patrick McCully.
- Dams to the Rescue? Hydro and Global Warming. Excerpted from Chapter 5 of the updated & expanded 2001 edition of: Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams, by Patrick McCully.
- Dams Contribute Significantly to Climate Change, WCD Finds, By Aviva Imhof, World Rivers Review Volume 15, Number 6 / December 2000.
- Neither Clean Nor Green, The Surprising Truth About Reservoirs and Climate Change, By Patrick McCully, World Rivers Review Volume 16, Number 2 / April 2001.