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Madden Dam Panama

Economía de las Represas Hidroeléctricas

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Hotel Piedras Blancas
Medellín, Colombia

¿Las represas son buenas para la economía, para el medioambiente y para la gente?

Eso Depende !

Algunas represas hidroeléctricas pueden aportar energía confiable y urgentemente necesaria para las comunidades y ciudades con un costo menor para los consumidores y el medio ambiente. Otras represas traen consigo incremento en los precios de electricidad, desplazamiento de las comunidades y desastres medioambientales.

Entonces, ¿cómo podemos saber cuáles represas se deben construir?

Economic Opportunity Cost Model for the Amazon

Solving our global climate crisis hinges on doing a number of things right. One is slowing - eventually stopping - deforestation, which now accounts for 15-20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To do that we need to know how much stopping deforestation costs and where on the Earth's vast tropical belt it can be done most cost-effectively. With the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, CSF has designed an "opportunity cost" analysis method that works at the level of individual farms and single land uses, even scalable up to the level of entire regions.

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Roads Filter: A strategic analysis of road projects in the Amazon

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p>The Roads Filter is an analysis tool developed by Conservation Strategy Fund to support conservation and sustainable development. The tool uses a comparative index that considers the environmental, economic, social and cultural implications of road construction projects. It can be used throughout the Amazon region to inform decision makers about a project’s risk levels and possible impacts. In 2011, we applied the Roads Filter to 36 proposed roads in the region.

CSF letter published in The Economist

The May 8th - 14th, 2010 edition of The Economist published a letter by President John Reid and CSF course graduate and Fellow Wilson Cabral about the Belo Monte dam. The letter pointed out that the shaky economics of the dam will create pressure for even more dam development upstream of Belo Monte. Construction of the Belo Monte on the Xingu River is rapidly moving forward. But there are positive aspects to this story. A delay in the project of several years, partly due to CSF's 2006 study of the dam, has given time for protected areas and a big new carbon project to be consolidated. This will make it harder for additional big dams, which are the real threat, to be built upstream of Belo Monte on the Xingu.

Paying Parks to Conserve Water: A Proposal for Três Picos

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CSF launches HydroCalculator Tool

Photos of Madden Dam in Panama

CSF has just developed an innovative online HydroCalculator Tool that empowers citizens to analyze the ecological, social, and financial impacts of hydroelectric dams.

http://www.conservation-strategy.org/hydrocalculator-analyses

Economic analysis of a proposal to expand the Panama Canal

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