CYCLE OF CONFERENCES
“THE DAMS … Reverse an order of nature and the social world of traditional peoples and communities “,
in NAEA/UFPA, from day 21/05, with programming that will extend throughout the second half.
The first Conference will be “rights and social determinants of health in hydroelectric works”,
with the Federal Prosecutor Dr. FELICIO PONTES Jr.
Date: May 21 time: 3:0 pm.
Venue: Auditorium of the NAEA.
The development model for the Amazon has been historically, predatory and exclusionary. This model, centered on infrastructure megaprojects (mining, hydroelectric projects, etc.), incentives to livestock, agribusiness, penalizes people and traditional communities, residents of cities that are not being processed by these projects.
Studies conducted in different regions of the developing world show social and environmental effects of mega-dams. The construction of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon produces negative effects of great magnitude: there are socio-economic and ecological disruption, formation of the Great Lakes, tropical forests, flood causing biodiversity loss and changes in the epidemiological profile, producing deleterious effects on the health and life of the local population. So happened in Tucuruí (PA) and Balbina (AM).
The Amazon is considered to be in compliance with that border its rivers (Tocantins, Araguaia, Xingu, Madeira and Tapajós) account for 63% of the Brazilian hydroelectric potential.
The Belo Monte hydroelectric development, the largest and main work of PAC, receives criticism from several national and international sectors by environmental, social impacts that will focus on ecosystems, indigenous peoples, rural workers and riverine populations of Xingu.
Among the criticisms leveled at the Belo Monte project are:
a) lack of precision on ways to compensate for the family that will be impacted by the work.
b) Oversizing of energy and jobs that will be created.
c) Underestimation of the urban and rural populations that will be affected by the work.
d) social and environmental consequences of the Disregard) project in the stretch of the Xingu River that will have its reduced flow.
With an estimated cost of $ 32 billion, Belo Monte puts forward 12 public civil actions in Federal Court and a petition with more than one million and three hundred and fifty thousand signatures collected requesting the immediate interruption of the work.
Procurador da República DR. FELÍCIO PONTES JR.