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Monitoring Environmental Impacts of Financial Flows for Infrastructure and Energy in South America

Ecoa - Ecology and Action

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2019–February 28, 2021
  • Location Campo Grande, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus Brazil, Paraguay

About this grant

Ecoa-Ecology and Action is a respected nongovernmental organization working to strengthen social and environmental standards of public investment in energy and infrastructure in South America. Over the previous project period, the grantee was instrumental in strengthening social and environmental safeguards at key development finance organizations and achieved a suspension of 144 hydroelectric projects slated for the world’s largest wetlands, the Pantanal, until a strategic environmental assessment of impacts is completed in 2020. This grant renewal will enable the grantee to continue its work monitoring investments in energy and infrastructure, and compliance with environmental and social standards by key development financiers in South America.