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December 2004

The World Bank and CDM Large Hydros

By International Rivers Network & CDM Watch


From the Status Note for COP10, Buenos Aires, Argentina:

In the six months since our last CDM large hydro status note, the World Bank has continued to unveil new CDM large hydro projects of questionable additionality – including the largest hydro project in its carbon portfolio to date. None of these projects have demonstrated compliance with the recommendations of the World Commission on Dams (WCD). The World Bank continues to cling to the fiction that all of the projects are "smallhydro".

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    Patrick McCully, International Rivers Network
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