Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91182
Authors: 
Ferraz da Fonseca, Igor
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1868
Abstract (Translated): 
This working paper examines the adoption of environmental licensing procedures in Brazil, India and China in the construction of dams and hydropower generation. Based on bibliographical and documental analysis, this paper shows some characteristics of environmental licensing processes of three dam projects internationally known for its great hydroelectric potential and also for its social and environmental impacts: the Belo Monte Dam, in Brazil; the Nu River hydroelectric complex, in China; and the Sardar Sarovar Dam, in India. The results shows that is possible to identify some similarities in the operation of environmental licensing procedures in these three countries. However, the national peculiarities make that these processes takes a unique character, marked by distinctions in the state configuration, patterns of interaction and conflict between government agencies and different ways of action assumed by organized civil society.
Subjects: 
environmental licensing
hydropower dams
environmental policy
intragovernmental coordination
state capacities
JEL: 
Q48
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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