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Hidrelétricas no rio Uruguai

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Guia da Amigos da Terra Brasil para ongs e movimentos sociais sobre as hidrelétricas planejadas na bacia do rio Uruguai.

UK Government Checklist on WCD Compliance

Monday, November 5, 2007
The UK's Department of Environment (DEFRA) has prepared a checklist which can be used to assess whether a large hydro project complies with the World Commission on Dams criteria. The checklist is Annex C in DEFRA's "guidance on approval and authorisation to participate in Clean Development Mechanism project activities" which can be downloaded below. The checklist was prepared in response to the requirement in the EU's Linking Directive that CDM credits from large hydros (>20MW) can only be used in the European Trading System if the projects comply with the WCD.

Aluminum in Africa

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
A case study for Earthlife Africa eThekwini and Friends of the Earth Download Aluminum in AfricaWhile the aluminum industry’s interest in Sub-Saharan Africa is growing tremendously, the sector’s contributions to Africa’s economic and human development to date remain dubious. Aluminum is the world’s second most used metal, and the aluminum industry is made up of some of the world’s most powerful companies. These companies regularly secure advantageous energy and infrastructure deals for their aluminum production, but with questionable economic benefit or development for the countries

Rio Madeira Hydroelectric Plants: Energy for What and for Whom

Saturday, December 1, 2007
Study booklet by the Brazilian Movement of Dam-Affected People (MAB)

Yacyretá Independent Investigation Report, IDB

Friday, February 27, 2004
Final report of the Independent Investigation Mechanism on Yacyretá Hydroelectric Project

Águas sem barragens

Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Campanha interestadual contra a implantação de barragens na bacia Araguaia-Tocantins

German Government Guidelines on WCD Compliance

The German Environment Ministry in October 2007 issued a "Guideline for Determination of Compliance with the Recommendations of the World Commission on Dams Regarding Hydroelectric Power Projects with a Capacity over 20MW, within the Context of Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects." The document, which can be downloaded below, was prepared in response to the requirement in the EU's Linking Directive that CDM credits from large hydros (>20MW) can only be used in the European Trading System if the projects comply with the WCD. Please also find below for dow

A Challenging Climate

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Banks challenged to fight climate changeNew BankTrack position paper outlines how international banks should deal with climate impact of their operations International banks are key financiers of activities and operations that contribute to climate change. Therefore, banks must take up their responsibility and adopt stringent policies and practices that will reduce their negative climate impact and make them contribute to positive change. To do so requires hard choices of banks, especially regarding their involvement in the fossil fuel sector. This is the key message of "A Challenging Climate"

Report raises concern over impact of Don Sahong Dam on Irrawaddy Dolphin

Saturday, September 1, 2007
This report examines available information on the potential impact of the proposed Don Sahong hydroelectric dam to the Irrawaddy Dolphin.Key messages from the report are: The Mekong River population of Irrawaddy dolphin is listed in the IUCN Red List as "Critically Endangered", the highest form of threat before a population becomes extinct in the wild.The proposed Don Sahong dam would be built <2 km upstream from the third largest group of Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. This group of 10 individuals represents 14% of the Mekong populationThis group is the only population of Irrawadd


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