Asian Development Bank’s Draft Guidance Note on Large Hydropower – Collective Civil Society Response
Letter | 13 March 2023
In February 2023, the Asian Development Bank published the Guidance Note on Large Hydropower Plants, a document that is supposed to support staff engaged with borrowers and project proponents prior to – and post – approval of proposed assistance for large hydropower dam developments. Together with over 50 civil society organisations, Bankwatch reviewed this draft guidance on hydropower associated with the ADB’s 2021 Energy Policy. In a joint letter to the ADB, the civil society organisations from Asia and beyond call for a thorough overhaul of the current text.