NO MORE NEW HYDROPOWER IN EUROPE: A MANIFESTO
On 26 October 2020 the WWF published the manifesto to stop the construction of new hydroelectric power plants, below is a brief extract from the document.
For decades in Europe we have been building hydropower plants along our rivers, damaging one of the most precious resources for all life on earth: rivers and freshwater ecosystems. The time has come to put an end to the expansion of hydropower in Europe before we wipe out entire ecosystems and all the services they provide to people and nature. New hydropower is of negligible benefit in transitioning to climate neutrality in the EU and its irreversible impacts on biodiversity, landscapes and even sometimes water supply1 can no longer be justified.
For more information, please open the attached file and click on the following link: https://www.wwf.eu/?uNewsID=1007466