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BNDES and the Amazon

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2014–January 31, 2015
  • Location Menlo Park, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

This project supports the specialized journalism agency to increase the quality and quantity of journalistic coverage of Brazilian finance of energy development in the Amazon rainforest. This project will pay particular attention to exploring the role that Brazil is playing in new hydroelectric power projects in the Tapajos watershed, one of the last intact river systems in the Brazilian Amazon. The grantee is a specialist in science and environmental reporting about tropical forests, with partnerships for dissemination of material in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.