Having spent heavily to make the world’s third-biggest hydroelectric project greener, Brazil risks getting a poor return on its $14 billion investment.
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.
May 17, 2013
Boom energy-hungry in Brazil drives the country to explore a vast hydroelectric potential of the Amazon.
January 28, 2014
Lawyer María José Veramendi Villa collected stories of people who have been negatively impacted by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which completed would displace 20 thousand people.