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.
Indigenous, riverine and activists come together in the third edition of the expedition by the Volta Grande do Xingu River, directly affected by Belo Monte dam, in Brazil.[:]
They are two Sustainable Development Reserves and two Wildlife Refuges. Two of them are in the area of influence of the hydroelectric Belo Monte.
The first turbine of the Belo Monte dam began to operate in pre-operational phase. It happened just over five years after the start of construction of the plant, projected to be the fourth largest in the world.
With advancement of impeachment, president accelerated the schedule to promote projects of its mandate, including the controversial dam
When the corruption narrative wins out over human rights violations, the contradictions in this historic moment in Brazil are reported.
According to the complaint, Brazil authorized work on the Belo Monte dam, without consultation or prior, free and informed authorization by the indigenous communities of the region.
Was Brazil’s BNDES bank too rigid to change course when the Belo Monte dam showed signs of becoming a financial, environmental and social disaster?
After a heavy rain day in Altamira, Brazil, more than 500 families in the Jardim Independente neighborhood had their community flooded. Families report that the lake’s dam is directly impacting the flow of rainwater.
Where rainforest stood, Amazon basin boom towns spring up to house workers building dams, roads, transmission lines and other infrastructure — cities like Altamira lack basic sanitation and have high crime rates.