Financing for hydropower in protected areas in Southeast Europe: 2018 update

As the 2015 Bankwatch study “Financing for hydropower in protected areas in Southeast Europe” (see further down) shows, international commercial and public banks have been bankrolling a wave of hydropower projects across southeast Europe that have damaged pristine rivers, including in protected areas. This 2018 update finds that the number of financed hydropower projects in the region is even greater than previously known. These include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the EU’s house bank the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank Group and commercial banks such as Austria’s Erste Bank and Italy’s Unicredit Group.

Financing for hydropower in protected areas in Southeast Europe: 2018 update - Full Study
Financing for hydropower in protected areas in Southeast Europe: 2018 update - Database