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  • View of a river

    IIED calls on climate funds to help reframe hydropower

    Two new papers have been published by IIED calling on international climate funds to incentivise sustainable hydropower projects that support the switch to renewable energy

    3 February 2020 | News | Climate change
  • A dam


    Thousands of large dams are currently planned or under construction around the world. How can we ensure we maximise their benefits while minimising the negative impacts?

    9 January 2020 | Project | Natural resource management
  • Kaleta Dam under construction in Guinea (Photo: Jamie Skinner/IIED)

    Who should carry the financial risks in large private sector financed hydropower projects?

    New research will examine the risks of funding hydropower and how these risks can be addressed to break down the financing barriers

    17 December 2018 | Blog | Economics
  • Construction of a dam and hydropower plant on the Konkouré River at Kaléta in Guinea. The new plant came on line in September 2015 (Photo: Jamie Skinner/IIED)

    Should the Green Climate Fund flow to hydropower? 

    Jamie Skinner discusses whether tightening up standards to minimise social and environmental risks could shift the debate on hydropower

    31 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A GWI consultation with local communities in Kankan, eastern Guinea, in July 2014 looked at how to secure agricultural land tenure for those affected by the proposed Fomi dam (Photo: GWI West Africa)

    Fomi dam: catalysing land tenure reform in Guinea

    A high-level meeting in Guinea on 4-5 March will discuss reforms governing land expropriation and compensation for smallholder farmers displaced by large public interest infrastructure projects

    3 March 2015 | News | Governance
  • The GWI website (Photo: IIED)

    New website focuses on dams and family farming in West Africa

    A website has been launched that focuses on large dams, irrigated agriculture, land tenure and family farming in West Africa:

    15 January 2015 | News | Natural resource management
  • Manantali dam in Mali (Photo: OMVS/SOGEM via Google license)

    Dams in Africa: Combining national and local development

    The economics and distribution of development benefits of large dams continue to be a source of controversy. Every dam is different, and efforts to generalise from a few (often well known, but sometimes exceptional) examples continue to cause challenges in reaching common ground on the past development contribution of the 50,000 dams worldwide today and the need for more

    9 December 2014 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Women washing laundry at Sélingué dam, Mali, the second largest provider of energy for the country (Photo: Alioune Ba/Global Water Initiative)

    Three big financial shifts put spotlight on social and environmental impacts of large dams — again

    With three big shifts in flows of finance rendering recent efforts to limit the environmental and social impacts of large dams marginal, backers of new dams are being urged to ensure safeguards are in place

    6 May 2014 | News | Natural resource management
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