Campaigns to Address the Impacts of Chinese Overseas Dams

Since the publication of "The New Great Walls - A Guide to China's Overseas Dam Industry" in July 2008, affected communities and civil society organizations have mounted several campaigns to address the social and environmental impacts of Chinese overseas dams. These efforts include the nation-wide campaign in Burma to stop China Power Investment's myitsone Dam, the attempts by Kenyan groups to hold China's ICBC Bank responsible for its role as the only international financier of the Gibe III Dam in Ethiopia, and International Rivers' own efforts to pressure Sinohydro to develop an environmental policy. This section illustrates how grassroots and civil society organizations can constructively and effectively impact the development of Chinese overseas dam building.