Greenwashing Big Hydropower

Despite being linked to several disasters, the Asian Development Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to large hydro developments. Rishika Pardikar speaks to people holding it to account.

Large hydropower projects, which use moving water to create electricity, can have destructive consequences for the environment – despite their seemingly green credentials.

Despite this, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown its willingness to continue financing them in its recently published draft energy policy – a document which could shape its investment decisions in the coming years.

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Rishika Pardikar