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Monitoring Hydropower Impacts in the Amazon

Getulio Vargas Foundation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2021–July 31, 2023
  • Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus Brazil, Colombia, Peru, South America

About this grant

The Getulio Vargas Foundation’s Center for Sustainability Studies is a higher education institution dedicated to promoting sustainable development in Brazil. Over the past grant period, the center worked with civil society organizations and universities in the Amazon to develop the Independent Territorial Monitoring Network with 28 members and published a book on monitoring the social and environmental impacts of large-scale energy and infrastructure investment in the Amazon. Monitoring activities that began around the large-scale Belo Monte hydroelectric power project informed the transfer of lessons learned to similar projects planned for the Tapajos River. Over the next project period, the grantee will consolidate the network and connect it to actors from financial institutions to strengthen and expand the network’s influence on investment in the Amazon.