The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.
Indigenous, riverine and activists come together in the third edition of the expedition by the Volta Grande do Xingu River, directly affected by Belo Monte dam, in Brazil.[:]
Research shows that protected areas help to stabilize the flow of the river and that climate change reduced rainfall.
The world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam is under construction on the Xingu River in Brazil, a process that will destroy swaths of rainforest and displace tens of thousands of people.