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August 31, 2021

Contact: Gary Wockner, Save The World’s Rivers, 970-218-8310

Save The World’s Rivers et al. Submit Comments and Publications to IPCC about Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dams/Reservoirs

Today, Save The World’s Rivers and other river-protection advocates submitted a comment letter and comprehensive list of publications to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 2, for its consideration in upcoming reports. The submission, solicited by the IPCC,  includes an abstract, fact sheet, and comprehensive bibliography about how dams and reservoirs emit consequential greenhouse gases (GHG) that must be included in IPCC GHG accounting and reporting. The submission also states that the IPCC must include strategies for avoiding/minimizing/mitigating these dam/reservoir GHG emissions in future analyses, reports, and media/public communications.

The submission is posted here: IPCC-WorkingGroupII-dams-GHG-emissions-2021 – Save The World’s Rivers (

“The science proving that many dams and reservoirs emit consequential greenhouse gases has been documented for about 30 years,” said Gary Wockner of Save The World’s Rivers. “We request that the IPCC review this science and include in forthcoming reports and actions.”

The river-protection advocates supporting the submission include Save The World’s Rivers, Stoecker Ecological, North American Megadam Resistance Alliance, Patagonia, and Save The Colorado.


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