The growing demand for energy and the lack of planning in public policies have ignored the social and environmental impacts of the installation of dams in the Amazon.
The government plans to build at least two power plants until the end of the decade in Tapajós, in a place full of biodiversity and beauty.
The negotiation between the Alcoa multinational and western riparians of state of Pará generated an unprecedented agreement by “loss and damage”, but there are still doubts about the viability of the model.
Beyond discussions on hydropower, the Tapajós river lives on mining issues – legal or illegal – and the expansion of agribusiness.
This video presents the second report in the series Public Amazonia on the hydroelectric project in the Tapajós River.
Raoni appealed to United Nations and international community to press the Brazilian government to review development projects in the Amazon and preserve the rights of indigenous.
New phase of development is accelerated in the region. Meeting in Belém, NGOs and companies warn about environmental impacts, but claim that governments do not listen.
The video shows the second article in the series Amazonia Pública, about hydroelectrics on Madeira River: http://apublica.org/amazoniapublica/madeira
Brazil’s National Development Bank announced it has approved a $10.8 billion loan to the consortium that is building the Belo Monte dam.
Brazilian prosecutors warned today at a meeting in Quito of the environmental and social damage in his opinion carries the current “boom” of hydroelectric projects throughout the Amazon basin, including controversial Belo Monte Dam.