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World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
22 July, 2021
The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), has launched a survey which focuses on the role of women in all parts of the hydropower sector.
Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
16 July, 2021
A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world independently rated and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is now open for public comment
Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June, 2021
Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the next few years, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, meaning countries are at risk of not meeting net-zero emissions targets. To help combat this, a sweeping policy and investment push are needed to allow hydropower to support a faster expansion of solar and wind.
New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.
IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
11 June, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release of its 2021 Hydropower Status Report, with this year’s report underscoring need for rapid growth to achieve net zero.
New research highlights hydropower’s role in supporting green hydrogen
25 May, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper which outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen.
Unlocking African potential
19 May, 2021
As part of the recent Digital Energy Festival for Africa, discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum focused on overcoming development and environmental challenges to unlock hydropower potential across the region. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
05 May, 2021
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and private sector representatives are set to join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe following the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, organised by IRENA.
Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
04 May, 2021
The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria for hydropower as part of a new regulatory regime for sustainable finance, with the move welcomed by industry body the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April, 2021
To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new How-to Guide on Hydropower Biodiversity and Invasive Species.
Nominations open for election to IHA Board
06 April, 2021
Hydropower leaders from all backgrounds and regions of the world have been encouraged to stand for election to the Board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Hydropower can now qualify for climate bond financing under new criteria
25 March, 2021
Sustainable hydropower projects can now qualify for climate bond financing if they meet strict criteria unveiled today by the Climate Bonds Standard Board (CBSB).
IHA sustainability assessment fund expands to more countries
15 February, 2021
Hydropower project developers and operators in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas have until May 2021 to apply for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund.
IRENA and IHA partner to advance sustainable hydropower
05 February, 2021
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are to work together in a bid to accelerate the development, financing and deployment of sustainable hydropower.
Stortemelk small hydro plant recognised as example of sustainable development
26 January, 2021
The Stortemelk hydropower project in South Africa has been recognised as an impressive example of sustainable small hydro development using an industry-leading assessment tool.
Platform to promote sustainable sediment management
25 January, 2021
A global collaborative platform of leading research and academic has been launched to share knowledge on how to best support sustainable sediment management.
Initiative aims to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans
13 January, 2021
A new initiative has been launched to support authorities, investors and developers to implement international good practices in hydropower development in the Western Balkans.
Ashok Khosla named as chair of the hydropower sustainability council
11 January, 2021
Sustainability pioneer Dr Ashok Khosla has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
Hydropower modernisation drivers in Latin America and Africa
16 December, 2020
As a mature technology, hydropower has an ageing fleet with nearly half of its global capacity more than 30 years old. This raises the importance of modernisation and delivering innovations to increase resilience and improve efficiency, write Cristina Diez Santos and María Ubierna, analysts from the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Powered by women
09 December, 2020
Women could be the much-needed catalyst to drive Nepal’s hydropower sector into the future with clearly targeted policies and practices to improver gender equality and diversity. Vikram Kumar from the International Finance Corporation reports.