OPINION: Hydropower Is Not The Answer for Climate Resilience

The global dam industry claims hydropower can build climate resilience, and harmlessly wean us from fossil fuels. But as events in the past 12 months have shown, nothing could be further from the truth. A press release, issued on October 31, read: “Itaipu is a UN Climate Change Partner at the COP23 Climate Conference.” For those who don’t know, the Latin American firm was behind Itaipu Dam, one of the largest megadams in Latin America.