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Impacts of Investments of the Brazilian National Development Bank on Regional Sustainability

Instituto Socioambiental

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2014–August 31, 2016
  • Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

The Brazilian National Development Bank is the main public financier of one of Brazil’s largest hydroelectric projects, located in the Xingu Basin of the Brazilian Amazon. The project, Belo Monte, is emblematic of large-scale energy development in the region and the focus for monitoring environmental and social impacts of energy and infrastructure investment. This grant increase to Instituto Socioambiental will support the systemization and publication of geo-referenced mapping and population data on aquatic species in an Atlas of the project’s impacts.