The World Bank and CDM Large Hydro: Status Note for COP 10, Buenos Aires

International Rivers Network/CDM Watch
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

In the six months since our last CDM large hydro status note, the World Bank has continued to unveil new CDM large hydro projects of questionable additionality - including the largest hydro project in its carbon portfolio to date. None of these projects have demonstrated compliance with the recommendations of the World Commission on Dams. The World Bank continues to cling to the fiction that all of the projects are "small hydro".

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