This new short film by Much Better Adventures calls out international banks for funding dams in national parks and on Europe’s las wild river – the Vjosa in Albania.
As construction companies move in on Europe’s last wild river, Adventures Not Dams highlights the irreversible damage this will have on the local environment, economy and communities along its banks. It shares the desire from locals and scientists alike to invest instead in solar power production and focus on growing adventure tourism in Albania.
The release of the film comes after the recent Bankwatch report reveals that since 2005, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank Group have extended loans and guarantees totaling €727m to no fewer than 82 hydropower plants, including 37 projects in protected areas.
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