The committee will be responsible for defense against social and environmental impacts in the basin and the region.
Study shows that rapid rise in international prices encouraged race for metal in the Amazon and led to the destruction of forests.
The photojournalist Rodrigo Baleia documented the destruction of the Amazon rainforest through 12 years of flights over the Amazon, in nearly 350,000 km traveled.
Climate change may be taking a hidden toll on intact rainforests in the Amazon, finds a new study based on 35 years of observations.
The Madeira River has one of the largest sediment loads of rivers in the world, contributing about half of the total transported to the Atlantic via the Amazon River.
95% of forest loss occurs within 50 km of a road. Roads fragment natural habitats, degrade forest ecosystems, and put local communities and wildlife at risk.
Global warming will have serious consequences, especially in the tropics, where the variations of temperature and humidity will lead to unpublished climates so far.
There are several socio-environmental impacts caused by the guidelines of the Integration of South American Regional Infrastructure in the Amazon region, mainly linked to the policies of Axis Development Peru-Brazil-Bolivia.
Reports and documents produced by Brazilian and Bolivian experts, warned of the impacts that both hydroelectric power would produce.
Hydroelectric plants on the Madeira River, between Bolivia and Brazil, are included in five Latin American experiences with involvement and consequences for the environment and human rights, says study.