smart energy + transportation infrastructure

Infrastructure investments in remote areas can transform landscapes and watersheds, unleashing irreversible, destructive change. Projects' impacts vary considerably and their approval is dependent on small groups of public decision-makers. Investments, especially remote roads, are often economically inefficient and usually have unnecessarily large environmental and social impacts. These characteristics - variable quality, concentrated decision-making, economic flaws and design shortcomings - add up to a big conservation opportunity, one in which good economic analyses can be influential. CSF's Smart Energy + Transportation Infrastructure program provides training to conservationists and decision-makers, as well as comprehensive cost-benefit analyses of infrastructure projects, such as dams and roads. Keen understanding of these projects at multiple levels of society will result in better decisions and large-scale conservation gains.

Smart Road Development in the Amazon

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Road in Brazil. Photo credit: Pedarilhos/Shutterstock.com.

CSF has been working with the Moore Foundation, IPAM, and FCDS to identify the relative riskiness of planned roads in the Amazon basin in terms of economic, social and environmental costs. Our goal is to promote better infrastructure decision-making in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru by contributing reliable data to the national road planning process.

Seminário para promotores públicos brasileiros: Usos e limites da valoração econômica

A maioria das decisões sobre impactos ambientais e sociais de projetos de infraestrutura na Amazônia brasileira é arbitrada por juízes, o que significa que muitas vezes não há critérios claros para estabelecer valores de indenização.

Análisis económico y socioambiental de los proyectos de interconexión Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul

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Evaluation of the economic, social, and environmental costs of planned road projects in the Amazon Basin

In collaboration with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia, IPAM) and the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development (Fundación para la Conservación y el Desarrollo Sostenible, FCDS), CSF has completed a project simultaneously analyzing the economic return, environmental risks, and social impacts of a set of 75 road sections in the Amazon in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. These projects would cover a total distance exceeding 12,000 kilometers.

Avaliação dos impactos de usinas hidrelétricas sobre o povo indígena Munduruku na Amazônia brasileira

A equipe da CSF fez uma viagem de campo para aldeias do povo Munduruku na Amazônia brasileira. Estas comunidades estão sendo afetadas nos últimos anos pela construção das usinas hidrelétricas (UHEs) Teles Pires e São Manoel.

CSFBeleza cénica do rio Teles Pires.

Efeitos de projetos de infra-estrutura de energia e transportes sobre a expansão de soja na bacia do rio Madeira

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